SESSION TITLE: Procedures 1 - EMN/BT/Rigid/Cryo
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Central airway obstruction may be due to malignant and non-malignant causes. The most common is lung cancer. Usually, patients present with cough and dyspnea that can progress to respiratory failure. Therapy should be oriented to secure and restore the airway. Best technique choice depends on etiology, type and severity of lesion, technological availability and operator skill. Nowadays, a multimodal therapy is implemented, including different intervention methods for the management of these patients. We aimed to describe the experience with therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in FVL.