A Case-Based Approach to Interventional Pulmonology: A Focus on Asian Perspectives focuses on various aspects of Interventional Pulmonology (IP) based on clinical case scenarios. Today, evidence-based medicine and statistics are ruling our daily practice. Thus, each case is unique regardless of what the theory predicts. This asian perspective of Interventional Pulmonology (IP) is also of great importance, given the differences in the etiologies compared to other regions of the world. Asia being the leading region in terms of population and the high incidence of certain airway and lung diseases, is an amazing source for fundamental and clinical research.
The contents of the book have been divided into four different sections with a primary aim of case-based scenarios and solutions. Section A consists of diagnostic IP procedures like linear and radial EBUS, navigation bronchoscopy, bronchoscopic lung cryobiopsy (BLC) and cone beam CT. Section B focuses on therapeutic rigid bronchoscopic procedures. Besides airway stenting and laser bronchoscopy, this discusses recent interventions such as bronchial thermoplasty, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, 3D printing and microwave ablation. Section C is dedicated to pleural procedures focusing on indwelling pleural catheters (IPC) and fibrinolytics. Section D is dedicated to common paediatric IP procedures.
Each case is presented with the history, including clinical, radiological, bronchoscopic/pleuroscopic findings and final outcomes. Many of these cases also have video illustrations.
This book will be of great value to interventional pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, and interventional radiologists.