Integration of interventional bronchoscopy in the management of lung cancer.

  title={Integration of interventional bronchoscopy in the management of lung cancer.},
  author={Nicolas M Guibert and Julien Mazi{\`e}res and C H Marquette and Damien Rouvi{\`e}re and Alain Didier and Christophe Hermant},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  volume={24 137},
Tracheal or bronchial proximal stenoses occur as complications in 20-30% of lung cancers, resulting in a dramatic alteration in quality of life and poor prognosis. Bronchoscopic management of these obstructions is based on what are known as "thermal" techniques for intraluminal stenosis and/or placement of tracheal or bronchial prostheses for extrinsic compressions, leading to rapid symptom palliation in the vast majority of patients. This invasive treatment should only be used in cases of… CONTINUE READING
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