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Endobronchial Valve Placement

An umbrella-like plastic device is placed to close off a segment of the lung with post-surgical air leak. A balloon catheter is used to find the branch of the airway that is leaking before the placement of one or more valves. These are usually removed after six weeks.


For more information about Interventional Pulmonology services at Norton Thoracic Institute, please call (602) 406-4000.