Bronchoscopic procedures are commonly performed for diagnosis of respiratory disorders and therapeutic airway treatment and management. A thorough understanding of procedural and technical fundamentals is critical for improving yield and safety, but they are not featured in procedural reviews for advanced endoscopists. In this book those critical cornerstones of performing bronchoscopy are discussed and explained in detail. Following the successful structure of the first edition, the fully updated content provides detailed reviews of procedural fundamentals including endobronchial ultrasound. Equipment components are described and maintenance is discussed. All chapters include advice on procedural quality improvement. Regulatory requirements, bronchoscopy procedure unit design and management principles are also addressed. This text will be beneficial to a wide range of practitioners including trainees and specialists in pulmonary and all critical care fields, surgeons, anaesthesiologists and respiratory therapists.
Preface; 1. A short history of bronchoscopy Heinrich D. Becker and Armin Ernst; 2. Multidetector computed tomography imaging of the central airways Karen S. Lee and Phillip M. Boiselle; 3. The larynx Daniel C. Chelius, Jr and William W. Lunn; 4. Airway anatomy for the bronchoscopist Shana Hill, Rani Kumaran, Arthur Sung and Armin Ernst; 5. Anesthesia for bronchoscopy John Pawlowski; 6. Anatomy and care of the bronchoscope Robert Garland; 7. Starting and managing a bronchoscopy unit Rabih Bechara; 8. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy: indications, contraindications, and consent Aaron B. Waxman; 9. Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial brush, and endobronchial biopsy Melissa Tukey and Carla Lamb; 10. Transbronchial lung biopsy Scott Shofer and Momen M. Wahidi; 11. Transbronchial needle aspiration William Fischer and David Feller-Kopman; 12. Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit Jed A. Gorden; 13. Basic endobronchial ultrasound Maren Schuhmann; 14. Bronchoscopy in the lung transplant patient Anne Fuhlbrigge; 15. Basic navigational bronchoscopy Dominik Harzheim; 16. Basic therapeutic techniques Luis F. Angel and Deborah J. Levine; Index.