Diagnostic yield of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy: results of initial 35 cases in a Japanese institute.

Conclusions: In our initial series of 35 cases, ENB-guided TBLB showed an acceptable diagnostic yield. PMID: 30034825 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

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Conclusion: In this case report, a 28-year-old male was treated for thoracic Pott's disease that proved to be metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. To avoid such misdiagnoses in the future, physicians should better differentiate spinal TB from other malignancies that may affect the spine. This study underscores the importance of obtaining at least a chest X-ray in any patient with suspected Pott's disease, irrespective of age, to help rule out lung cancer or other pathologies. PMID: 31768288 [PubMed]
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Conclusion: We conclude that it is feasible for pulmonologist to perform FLB immediately after endoscopy as a combined triple approach in a fast-track workup of suspected lung cancer.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung cancer Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Radial-EBUS guided TBNA using Periview Flex needle is a promising technique, with a potential to increase the diagnostic yield for lung lesions as compared to Radial EBUS guided TBLB. This technique will need further evaluation to confirm our findings.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
The resection of distal airways obstructing tumours is a traditional indication of therapeutic bronchoscopy. Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of the obstruction. Takeout procedures of the benign tumours, endobronchial carcinoids and endobronchial metastases are considerably less frequent. These tumours can be removed completely, some of them definitively. Present work analyses experience with these tumours in one tertiary bronchological centre. During the period from 1993 to 2018, 29.121 bronchoscopies were performed and 124 benign tumours, 19 typical carcinoids (G1 NET) and 35 endobronchial metastases were removed. ...
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Source Type: research
Conclusion: In our present study incidence of TBLC was low compared to previous reports. Fluoroscopy guided TBLC with balloon occlusion procedure is well tolerable. The experience of TBLC seems to be matured above 79 cases at single institution.
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Conclusion Our initial experience with vectorial localization of peripheral pulmonary lesion guided by electromagnetic navigation and minimally invasive resection proved that this technique was an alternative accurate and safe way for small pulmonary nodu les. Thoracic surgeons should further investigate this method and apply it to clinical practice. DOI: 10.3779/j.issn.1009-3419.2019.11.05
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