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Chapter 10. Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology

David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP
DOI: 10.1378/pulm.26.10
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Synopsis 

The field of bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology has had significant advances in the last several years. The development of convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound for evaluating mediastinal and hilar adenopathy and the use of ultrasound to guide pleural access have likely had the most significant impacts on daily practice. This chapter will review the basics of bronchoscopy as well as some more advanced techniques, the evolving role of minimally invasive pleural intervention, and recent advances in the training of those wishing to obtain additional training in advanced procedures.

Objectives 
  • Review the indications for flexible and rigid bronchoscopy.

  • Review the diagnostic yield from various bronchoscopic procedures.

  • Review the procedures available to the interventional pulmonologist.

  • Stress the need for specific training in advanced procedures.

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