The use of cryosurgery in thoracic medicine is a relatively recent development compared to other medical specialties where the lesions are easily accessible. In fact, thoracic medicine is reliant on endoscopes with a very narrow bore in order to treat tracheal or bronchial lesions. The cryoprobes must be of a sufficiently narrow diameter in order to pass through the lumen of rigid or fibreoptic bronchoscopes.
KeywordsClinical Aspect Main Bronchus Left Main Bronchus Fibreoptic Bronchoscope Flexible Probe
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