Experiences with laser bronchoscopy.

Mark Katlic, A. J. Burick, D. B. Lucchino

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Abstract

Laser bronchoscopy was performed 87 times in 58 patients over a three-year period at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Fifty-six patients (97 percent) had malignant disease, including bronchogenic carcinoma (46), metastatic neoplasm to bronchus or lung (eight), or direct extension of esophageal carcinoma (two); benign pathology included tracheal papillomatosis (one) and granulation tissue (one). Eighty-six percent of tumors were proximally located (trachea, carina, mainstem bronchi). A standardized procedure utilizing both rigid and flexible bronchoscopy and the Nd:YAG laser was employed, with two deaths (2.3 percent) and eight complications (9.2 percent). Results were good or excellent in all five patients treated for bleeding and in 68 of 82 patients (83 percent) treated for obstruction. The patient with an obstructing or bleeding endobronchial lesion can achieve palliation through Nd:YAG laser bronchoscopic resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalPennsylvania Medicine
Volume94
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1991

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Bronchoscopy
Lasers
Solid-State Lasers
Bronchi
Hemorrhage
Granulation Tissue
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Papilloma
Trachea
General Hospitals
Neoplasms
Pathology
Carcinoma
Lung

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Katlic, M., Burick, A. J., & Lucchino, D. B. (1991). Experiences with laser bronchoscopy. Pennsylvania Medicine, 94(6), 24-27.

Experiences with laser bronchoscopy. / Katlic, Mark; Burick, A. J.; Lucchino, D. B.

In: Pennsylvania Medicine, Vol. 94, No. 6, 01.06.1991, p. 24-27.

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Katlic, M, Burick, AJ & Lucchino, DB 1991, 'Experiences with laser bronchoscopy.', Pennsylvania Medicine, vol. 94, no. 6, pp. 24-27.
Katlic M, Burick AJ, Lucchino DB. Experiences with laser bronchoscopy. Pennsylvania Medicine. 1991 Jun 1;94(6):24-27.
Katlic, Mark ; Burick, A. J. ; Lucchino, D. B. / Experiences with laser bronchoscopy. In: Pennsylvania Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 94, No. 6. pp. 24-27.
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