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Techniques of endoscopic airway tumor treatment

  
@article{JTD10591,
	author = {Nicolas Guibert and Laurent Mhanna and Sylvain Droneau and Gavin Plat and Alain Didier and Julien Mazieres and Christophe Hermant},
	title = {Techniques of endoscopic airway tumor treatment},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {8},
	number = {11},
	year = {2016},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Interventional bronchoscopy has a predominant role in the management of both early and advanced-stage airway tumors. Given the very poor prognosis of lung cancer, there is a need for new tools to improve early detection and bronchoscopic treatment of endo-bronchial precancerous lesions. In more advanced stages, interventional bronchoscopy plays an important role, as nearly a third of lung cancers lead to proximal airway obstruction. This will cause great discomfort or even life-threatening symptoms related to local extension, such as dyspnea, post-obstructive pneumonia, and hemoptysis. Surgery for very locally advanced disease is only effective for a limited number of patients and the effects of conventional antitumor therapies, like radiation therapy or chemotherapy, are inconstant and are too delayed in a palliative context. In this review, we aim to provide pulmonologists with an exhaustive technical overview of (I) the bronchoscopic management of benign endobronchial lesions; (II) the bronchoscopic management of malignant tumors, including the curative treatment of localized lesions and palliative management of malignant proximal airway stenosis; and (III) descriptions of the emerging endoscopic techniques used to treat peripheral lung tumors.},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/10591}
}