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Therapeutic Bronchoscopy in Multimodal Therapy for the Management of Central Airway Obstruction: Experience in Fundación Valle del Lili; a Reference Hospital in Latin America

Liliana Fernandez; Luz Sua, PhD; Mauricio Velasquez, MD; Leidys Gutierrez, MD
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Fundacion Valle del Lili, Chest Biomedical Research, School of Health Sciences, Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1010A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1116
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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.

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