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Flexible Bronchoscopy, 3rd Edition

Ko-Pen Wang (Editor), Atul C. Mehta (Editor), J. Francis Turner Jr. (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-34640-4 November 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages


With the development of new instruments and the refining of new techniques, flexible bronchoscopy has become one of the most frequently performed invasive procedures in pulmonary medicine.

This new edition of Flexible Bronchoscopy is an essential addition to the bronchoscopist's bookshelf. It highlights possible complications, contra-indications and precautions. In addition it addresses all current techniques and future technologies in interventional bronchoscopy.

For ease of use Flexible Bronchoscopy is divided into four major sections:

  • Fundamentals of Bronchoscopy
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
  • Special Considerations

Flexible Bronchoscopyis an ideal training manual for all respiratory and pulmonary physicians, as well as trainees and residents working in the field of respiratory medicine, who need to develop the skill of interventional bronchoscopy.

List of Contributors, vii

Preface to the Third Edition, ix

Part 1 Fundamentals of Bronchoscopy

1 Bronchoscopy in the New Millennium, 3
Noriaki Kurimoto and Teruomi Miyazawa

2 Infection Control and Radiation Safety in the Bronchoscopy Suite, 6
Prasoon Jain and Atul C. Mehta

3 Examination of the Larynx Through the Flexible Bronchoscope, 32
Navatha Kurugundla, Adnan Majid, Luis F. Riquelme, and Arthur W. Sung

4 Applied Anatomy of the Airways, 46
Mani S. Kavuru, Atul C. Mehta, and J. Francis Turner Jr

5 Anesthesia for Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, 53
Mario Gomez and Gerard A. Silvestri

6 Flexible Bronchoscopy Training, 63
Momen M. Wahidi, Navreet Sandhu Sindhwani, Scott L. Shofer, and Ali I. Musani

7 Indications and Contraindications in Flexible Bronchoscopy, 70
Robert F. Browning Jr, J. Francis Turner Jr, and Ko-Pen Wang

Part 2 Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

8 Bronchoscopy for Airway Lesions, 95
Heinrich D. Becker

9 Bronchoscopic Lung Biopsy, 117
Rajesh R. Patel and James P. Utz

10 Bronchoalveolar Lavage, 132
Brian Palen and Richard Helmers

11 Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Cytology and Histology Specimens, 147
Ko-Pen Wang, Atul C. Mehta, and J. Francis Turner Jr

12 The Utilization of Autofl uorescence in Flexible Bronchoscopy, 170
Taichiro Ishizumi and Stephen C. T. Lam

13 Endobronchial Ultrasound, 176
Heinrich D. Becker

14 Application and Limitations of Virtual Bronchoscopic Navigation, 191
Fumihiro Asano

Part 3 Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

15 Application of Laser, Electrocautery, Argon Plasma Coagulation, and Cryotherapy in Flexible Bronchoscopy, 201
Praveen N. Mathur

16 Flexible Bronchoscopy and the Application of Endobronchial Brachytherapy, Fiducial Placement, and Radiofrequency Ablation, 212
Michael A. Jantz

17 Foreign Body Aspiration and Flexible Bronchoscopy, 238
Erik Folch and Atul C. Mehta

18 The Role of Bronchoscopy in Hemoptysis, 250
Sunit R. Patel and James K. Stoller

19 Flexible Bronchoscopy and the Use of Stents, 270
Ko-Pen Wang, Atul C. Mehta, and J. Francis Turner Jr

20 Photodynamic Therapy in Lung Cancer, 286
Harubumi Kato, Jitsuo Usuda, and Yasufumi Kato

21 Balloon Bronchoplasty, 294
Sara R. Greenhill and Kevin L. Kovitz

Part 4 Special Considerations

22 Rigid Bronchoscopy, 301
J. Francis Turner Jr and Ko-Pen Wang

23 Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy for Adult Bronchoscopists, 309
Xicheng Liu, Shunying Zhao, and Peter Mogayzel

24 Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit, 317
Alex Chen and Marian H. Kollef

25 Bronchial Thermoplasty, 324
Samir Makani and Michael J. Simoff

Index, 331