Arch Bronconeumol 2016 Aug 19;52(8):440-1. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Regional Carlos Haya, Málaga, España.
Expert Rev Respir Med 2021 04 10;15(4):453-475. Epub 2021 Feb 10.
Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Stellenbosch University, and Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa.
: During the last 40 years equipment has been improved with smaller instruments and sufficient size working channels. This has ensured that bronchoscopy offers therapeutic and interventional options.: We provide a review of recent advances and clinical challenges in pediatric bronchoscopy. Read More
Ann Transl Med 2019 Aug;7(15):362
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Cincinnati Health System, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Central airway involvement is a common manifestation of lung cancer during the disease course. Some patients will require bronchoscopic therapeutic interventions to palliate symptoms, or less commonly to provide more definitive therapy of airway involvement. We describe an overview specifically of bronchoscopic ablative techniques that are available for use in malignant airway obstruction. Read More
BMJ Support Palliat Care 2018 Sep 18;8(3):335-339. Epub 2018 Jun 18.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of tracheobronchial stenting in patients with malignant central airway obstruction and assist practitioners in palliative settings in understanding the indications, contraindications and management of tracheobronchial stents.Methods: This retrospective study involved a consecutive case series of palliative patients with central airway obstruction secondary to inoperable cancers who underwent tracheobronchial stenting at a single institution. The European Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale was used to evaluate patient functional status before and after tracheobronchial stenting. Read More
Clin Chest Med 2018 03;39(1):139-148
Health Sciences University, Izmir Dr. Suat Seren Training and Research Hospital for Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, 35110, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address:
Endobronchial ablative therapies, such as mechanical debulking, laser therapy, electrocautery, argon plasma coagulation, cryotherapy, brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy, microdebrider bronchoscopy, resector balloon deobstruction, and intratumoral chemotherapy, are performed through a rigid or flexible bronchoscope in palliating or curing symptomatic malignant and benign airway lesions to improve symptoms, quality of life, and survival. Technical factors together with patient- and lesion-specific features determine the therapy of choice, as each therapy is different in capacity, limitation, and complications. In this article, indications, contraindications, and complications of endobronchial ablative therapies as well as practical issues related to their rational and cost-effective use are reviewed. Read More