Atlas of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy 1st Edition
December 31, 2013
Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a clinician to examine the airways by placing a thin tube-like instrument through the nose or mouth and down into the lungs. The tube sends pictures back to a video screen or camera. The procedure can be either diagnostic, to diagnose lung disease, or therapeutic to treat some lung conditions. This atlas is a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions using fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Beginning with an introduction to the history and application of the procedure, and discussion on normal and abnormal patterns of bronchial anatomy, the following sections present X-Ray, CT and bronchoscopic pictures of numerous cases encountered by the author. Each case is described in detail, highlighting possible complications and contraindications. A separate chapter is dedicated to paediatric bronchoscopy. A set of case studies on brochoscopic findings in benign and malignant pulmonary diseases has been included to help clinicians apply their knowledge. Key points * Practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases using fiberoptic bronchoscopy * Presents numerous cases seen by the author * Case studies of benign and malignant pulmonary diseases enhance learning * Includes more than 450 X-Rays, CT images and bronchoscopic pictures.
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