GENERAL

Legal Aspects of Endobronchial and Transbronchial Biopsy

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Legal Aspects of Endobronchial and Transbronchial Biopsy Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Clinicians’ medicolegal concerns about transbronchial and endobronchial biopsies generally arise from medical complications such as severe pneumothorax and…

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Tracheobronchial Biopsy for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

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Tracheobronchial Biopsy for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Megan K. Dishop MD Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disorder of immotile or abnormally motile cilia resulting in chronic recurrent respiratory infection,…

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Bronchial Masses in the Pediatric Population

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Bronchial Masses in the Pediatric Population Megan K. Dishop MD Endobronchial biopsy is occasionally performed for diagnosis and/or excision of obstructive tracheal and endobronchial masses. Most bronchial lesions in children…

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Nonneoplastic Large Airways Pathology

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Nonneoplastic Large Airways Pathology Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Jaishree Jagirdar MD Keith M. Kerr FRCPath Endobronchial and transbronchial biopsy are used to diagnose neoplasms and infections involving the large…

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Other Transplant Associated Pathology

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Other Transplant Associated Pathology Anna Sienko MD Philip T. Cagle MD In addition to acute rejection, transbronchial biopsy is typically used for lung transplant recipients for diagnosis of opportunistic infections…

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Acute Transplant Rejection

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Acute Transplant Rejection Anna Sienko MD Transbronchial biopsy is frequently used for evaluation of lung transplant recipients, both for scheduled routine follow-up, for diagnosis when the patient develops functional or…

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Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

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Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Philip T. Cagle MD More than 90% of cases of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis occur in cigarette smokers ranging from approximately 20…

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Intravenous Drug Abuse

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Intravenous Drug Abuse Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Intravenous injection of drugs meant for oral administration results in the deposition within lung capillaries, arterioles, or small to medium-size arteries of…

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Timothy C. Allen MD, JD Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease characteristically found in women of childbearing age, presenting with shortness of breath, cough, recurrent pneumothoraces, and chylothorax. Patients demonstrate…

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