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Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction


Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) is a minimally invasive medical treatment that aims to reduce lung volume in patients with severe emphysema, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The procedure involves the use of an endoscope to place one-way valves or coils in the airways of the affected lung segments, allowing trapped air to escape and improving overall lung function.