Olympus IBV Valve System

Olympus IBV Valve System

The IBV Valve is placed in the lung airway to limit airflow to the portions of the lung distal to the valve while allowing mucus and air movement in the proximal direction. To treat diseased lung in emphysematous patients, selected case studies have shown improvement of disease-related quality of life and lung function. For the treatment of damaged lung resulting in air leak, the valve may enable healing and it has been used in selected cases to treat prolonged post-surgical, persistent as well as spontaneous secondary air leaks.

Endobronchial blockers Imaging and surgery