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Panminerva Medica 2013 June;55(2):121-9

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Interventional pulmonology procedures: an update

Gompelmann D., Eberhardt R., Herth F. J. F.

Department of Pneumology and Respiratory Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik at University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany


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Bronchoscopy is the most important tool in diagnosis of respiratory diseases, but also provides therapeutic options in various disorders. Besides hemoptysis, airway stenoses are a frequent indication for therapeutic bronchoscopy interventions. Thereby, a broad spectrum of endoscopic techniques including electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation, laser treatment, cryosurgery and stent implantation is available. In the last decade, development of new endoscopic modalities provides also treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and uncontrolled asthma.

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