The field of bronchoscopy is advancing rapidly. Minimally invasive diagnostic approaches are replacing more aggressive surgical ones for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Evolving diagnostic modalities allow early detection and serve as an adjunct to early treatment, ideally influencing patient outcomes. In this review, we will elaborate on recent bronchoscopic developments as well as some promising investigational tools and approaches in development. We aim to offer a concise overview of the significant advances in the field of advanced bronchoscopy and to put them into clinical context. We will also address potential complications and current diagnostic challenges associated with sampling central and peripheral lung lesions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine