Tab Application Banner
  • Users Online: 47
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 79-86

Role of interventions in diagnosis and management of lung disorders in rheumatic diseases


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-3698.332981

Rights and Permissions

Pulmonary manifestations of rheumatic diseases are common and lead to significant morbidity. Rheumatic diseases can affect the lung parenchyma, the interstitium, airways, pleura as well as the mediastinum. The pulmonary manifestation can be a part of the active disease, or be because of infectious complications, drug-induced changes, or pulmonary manifestations of other organ failure. It is hence important to diagnose early and appropriately, and treat aggressively. Interventional Pulmonology, a subspecialty of pulmonary medicine helps in diagnosis of these pulmonary manifestations. Interventional pulmonology procedures also help to treat central airway obstruction. Various modalities like bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasonography and thoracoscopy are now available. This article focuses on these modalities, the procedures which can be performed (bronchoalveolar lavage, endobronchial biopsy, forceps and cryo transbronchial lung biopsies, transbronchial needle aspiration) and the indications for the same.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed244    
    Printed10    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded54    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal