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Endobronchial Ultrasound in Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

  • Felix J.F. Herth
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Many abnormalities that require bronchoscopy arise from the airway wall and parabronchial structures (1). There was a need to expand the view of the endoscopist beyond the confines of the mucosal wall (2).

There is evidence that radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is superior to a conventional computed tomography scan of the lung in evaluating the tracheal and bronchial wall structures, and the parabronchial space ( 3 ). It could serve as an ideal tool for evaluating airway wall anatomy and related tumor pathology ( 4, 5 ) ( Fig. 6.1 a,b).

Keywords

Airway Wall Argon Plasma Coagulation Bronchial Wall Endobronchial Ultrasound Angio Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix J.F. Herth
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  1. 1.Department of Pneumonology and Critical Care Medicine, ThoraxklinikUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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