2. Need for Treatment

Eventually, bullae may grow so large that they occupy around 30 percent of the left or right area of the chest. Records show that some bullae have grown up to a foot in diameter. Once they reach this size, medical experts classify them as giant bullae and recommend treatment. Giant bullae reduce the flow of blood and oxygen to the lungs and prevent proper inhalation. The most common treatment for giant bullae is a bullectomy.

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