Title: Diagnostic bronchoscopy: state of the art
Authors: Dooms, Christophe ×
Seijo, L
Gasparini, S
Trisolini, R
Ninane, V
Tournoy, K G #
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Series Title: European Respiratory Review vol:19 issue:117 pages:229-36
Abstract: Since the introduction of the flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope in the late 1960s there have been relatively few technological advances for three decades, aside from the development of a white light video bronchoscope with a miniature charge-coupled device built in its tip replacing the fibreoptics. White light flexible videobronchoscopy with its ancillary devices (forceps biopsy, bronchial brushing, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washings and transbronchial needle aspiration) has long been the only established diagnostic bronchoscopic technique. With the advances in microtechnology over the past two decades, recent technical developments such as autofluorescence bronchoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound allow better evaluation of endobronchial, mediastinal and parenchymal lesions.
ISSN: 0905-9180
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
× corresponding author
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