Rapid Ablative Techniques

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Introduction Rapid ablative techniques refer to various thermal therapies used to treat endobronchial diseases which have their effect almost immediately. They include laser, electrocautery, and argon plasma coagulation (APC). They…

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Mechanical Debridement

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Mandatory DoD Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy,…

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Rigid Bronchoscopy

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Rigid Bronchoscopy Background Rigid bronchoscopy has seen a recent resurgence, primarily for therapeutic indications, in management of patients with complex airway disorders. The rigid bronchoscope owes its conceptualization to Gustav…

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Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy

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Introduction Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) utilizes an electromagnetic field created around the patient to detect and display spatially tracked devices within the magnetic field superimposed over the three-dimensional (3D) virtual…

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Radial Endobronchial Ultrasound

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Introduction Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (rEBUS) is a small ultrasound probe placed through the working channel of a bronchoscope used to locate peripheral lung abnormalities, such as pulmonary nodules. The…

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Linear Endobronchial Ultrasound

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Introduction In 2002, a new bronchoscope was developed by integrating a convex-type ultrasound probe on its tip and introduced into clinical practice. The convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (CP-EBUS), also known…

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