Bronchoscopy and Surgical Procedures for Inspection and Biopsy

  • Wilfried De Backer
  • Jan Verhaert


The diagnosis of pulmonary diseases depends largely on histological or cytological examinations of representative specimens. To obtain suitable material several modalities have been used, and in recent years new procedures and adaptations of already existing techniques have emerged. We will briefly overview the clinical relevance and applications of these techniques, with special emphasis on their safety and reliability.


Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Bronchoalveolar Lavage Interstitial Lung Disease Bronchogenic Carcinoma Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy 
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  • Wilfried De Backer
  • Jan Verhaert

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