Since 2008, the Spiration® Valve System has been approved by the FDA as a Humanitarian Use Device for the control of prolonged air leaks following specified lung resections.*

A Minimally Invasive Treatment For Prolonged Air Leaks

Using endobronchial techniques, the Spiration Valve System enables qualified physicians to place the valves in pre-identified airways to aid in the reduction or cessation of specific postoperative leaks. The Spiration Valve System's flexible catheter is specially designed to help physicians navigate and deploy Spiration Valves in segmental and subsegmental airways. The unique design of the Spiration Valve has a center rod, which facilitates its removal. The Spiration Valve procedure is performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia.1,2

Straight-forward Procedure Steps

Balloon Calibration

Prior to the procedure, a sizing balloon is calibrated to enable precise measurement of the airways.




Airway Isolation

Successful isolation requires systematic movement from proximal to distal airways.




Airway Sizing

The calibrated balloon is used to size the airways targeted for valve placement.




Valve Placement

Valves are delivered to the target location and deployed proximal to the air leak blocking distal air flow to damaged tissue.




Valve Removal

Valves are removed using bronchoscopic techniques and biopsy forceps.




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  1. Instructions for Use, Spiration Valve System, HUD.
  2. Mahajan AK, Doeing DC, Hogarth DK. Isolation of persistent leaks and placement of intrabronchial valves. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:626-30.