oa South African Medical Journal - The effects of surgical operations on the physiology of respiration - a review of present knowledge
|Article Title||The effects of surgical operations on the physiology of respiration - a review of present knowledge|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland|
|Publication Date||Jan 1936|
|Pages||37 - 44|
|Keyword(s)||Physiology, Respiration, Surgery and Surgical operation|
It is well established that after thoracic operations there is considerable interference with the mechanical function of the lungs, with reduction of vital capacity to about half the pre-operative value, and also reduction amounting to about one-third of the pre-operative value in the residual volume.
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