Pleural effusions are frequently encountered conditions in pulmonary medicine. Pulmonologists commonly encounter patients with pleural disease like pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pleural wall thickening and pleural mass. Medical thoracoscopy also known as pleuroscopy is a safe and minimally invasive procedure in trained hands of pulmonologist which can be performed under local anaesthesia in an endoscopy suite. It allows to enter the pleural space, inspect it and perform limited diagnostic and therapeutic procedures like taking pleural biopsy from suspicious areas, adhesinolysis and chemical pleurodesis.
Mohammad Zaeem Khan
Dr Mohammad Zaeem Khan graduated from ASCOMS Jammu in 2014 and completed his masters in Respiratory Medicine from MMU Ambala in 2017. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating Pulmonary conditions specially pleural diseases and respiratory infections and has a number of national and international publications to his credit.
Anand S Nair
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Thoracoscopy, Pleural effusion, Empyema, chest
MEDICAL / General