Non-Cancerous Lung Lesions

Often a thoracic surgeon is required to treat non-cancerous lung lesions. Examples include infections, scar tissue or inflammation, or blebs (blisters) on the lung surface which are prone to burst and cause leakage of air from the lung. The majority of these problems can be treated using minimally invasive thorascopic techniques, with only a small portion of lung tissue removed. However, general anesthesia is required, as well as drainage tubes, and hospitalization for a day or two.

Related Topics on the chest:

Lung Cancer
Non-Cancerous Lung Lesions
Esophageal Abnormalities