Bronchial Branch Tracing

  • Noriaki Kurimoto
  • Katsuhiko Morita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Noriaki Kurimoto, Katsuhiko Morita
    Pages 1-21
  3. Noriaki Kurimoto, Katsuhiko Morita
    Pages 23-125
  4. Noriaki Kurimoto, Katsuhiko Morita
    Pages 127-141
  5. Noriaki Kurimoto, Katsuhiko Morita
    Pages 143-161

About this book


This book summarizes the branch tracing method for bronchoscopic diagnosis.

Cytopathological and histopathological diagnoses are essential to making prognoses and selecting appropriate treatment for peripheral pulmonary lesions, notably lung cancer. In order to collect cell and tissue samples from peripheral pulmonary lesions for cytopathological and histopathological diagnoses, exfoliative cytodiagnosis and biopsy under bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) are currently used worldwide.

Bronchial Branch Tracing highlights how to identify the bronchial branches that lead to peripheral pulmonary lesions and offers a valuable guide for all respiratory physicians, as well as surgeons, who frequently perform bronchoscopies, helping them understand the method and improve their technique.


Respiratory surgery Bronchoscope Cytodiagnosis Biopsy CT imaging

Authors and affiliations

  • Noriaki Kurimoto
    • 1
  • Katsuhiko Morita
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Medical Oncology and Respiratory MedicineShimane University HospitalIzumoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chest SurgeryShimonoseki Medical CenterShimonosekiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9904-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9905-3
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