Medical thoracoscopy without pleural fluid: How I do it

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1331

Authors

  • Mario Tamburrini | mario.tamburrini@ospfe.it UOC Pneumologia, Arcispedale Sant’ Anna, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Ferrara, Italy.
  • Unnati Desai Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7647-0469
  • Giovanni Fanti ASFO Azienda sanitaria Friuli Occidentale, Pordenone, Italy.
  • Angelo Scarda ASFO Azienda sanitaria Friuli Occidentale, Pordenone, Italy.
  • Francesca Zampieri ASFO Azienda sanitaria Friuli Occidentale, Pordenone, Italy.
  • Umberto Zuccon ASFO Azienda sanitaria Friuli Occidentale, Pordenone, Italy.
  • Parikshit Thakare Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India.
  • Marco Contoli Respiratory Medicine University of Ferrara, UOC Pneumologia, Arcispedale Sant’ Anna, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Ferrara, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2731-5809
  • Alberto Papi Respiratory Medicine University of Ferrara, Italy.

Abstract

Thoracoscopy is commonly used minimally invasive procedure in the field of interventional pulmonology. While medical thoracoscopy is the widely preferred modality, modifications to the technique and expansion in the scope of its utility have always challenged the conventional approach. We describe a modified technique of medical thoracoscopy in absence of pleural effusion also known as dry thoracoscopy under sedation and local anaesthesia.

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2021-07-22
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
pleural effusion, pleuroscope, thoracoport
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Tamburrini, Mario, Unnati Desai, Giovanni Fanti, Angelo Scarda, Francesca Zampieri, Umberto Zuccon, Parikshit Thakare, Marco Contoli, and Alberto Papi. 2021. “Medical Thoracoscopy Without Pleural Fluid: How I Do It”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, July. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1331.

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