Detection of bronchial preneoplastic lesions and early lung cancer with fluorescence bronchoscopy: a study about its ambulatory feasibility under local anaesthesis.

@article{Vermylen1999DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of bronchial preneoplastic lesions and early lung cancer with fluorescence bronchoscopy: a study about its ambulatory feasibility under local anaesthesis.},
  author={Phillippe Vermylen and Philippe Pi{\'e}rard and Candice A. Roufosse and Thierry Bosschaerts and Alain P Verhest and Jean Paul Sculier and Vincent Ninane},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          161-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Autofluorescence bronchoscopy (AB) enhances the bronchoscopist's ability to diagnose bronchial preneoplastic lesions and early cancer. We undertook a study to assess its feasibility and performance under local anaesthesia on a real ambulatory mode. METHODS Thirty-four consecutive patients at very high risk for lung cancer were prospectively studied by AB under local anaesthesia, without any sedation. Lidocaine doses, time, oxygen saturation, peak expiratory flow (PEF) and the… CONTINUE READING
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