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Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR)


Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) is a minimally invasive medical procedure that aims to reduce lung volume in patients with severe emphysema. It involves the use of bronchoscopy to place one-way valves or other devices in the airways, allowing trapped air to escape while preventing air from entering the affected lung areas. This results in the reduction of hyperinflation and improved breathing capacity.