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The present indications for surgery are mainly large or increasing bullae that result in compression of apparently good lung tissue, and the complications of bullous diseases such as pneumothorax. The results of local resection of localized giant bullae are dramatic. The resection of small bullae generally has little effect on lung function. Lobectomy should not be done until bullae have been removed locally and the remaining lung has been tested by positive ventilation. The indications for thedoi:10.14712/18059694.2019.153 fatcat:bsqwpkcsp5drnmyrzntp322qqy