Current Advances in the Interventional Management of Central Airway Disorders

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 111

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
1st Respiratory Medicine Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: central airway strictures; airway obstruction; lung cancer; interventional pulmonology; fistulae management; tracheal stenosis; bronchoscopy; lung diseases; pulmonary medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Central airway disorders, ranging from fixed or dynamic tracheobronchial obstruction to benign or malignant airway tumors, fistulae, and chronic obstructive inflammatory diseases, comprise a vast area of different pathophysiological entities with one common symptom: dyspnea.

Diagnosis and treatment modalities have greatly evolved during the last years and include a variety of flexible and rigid interventional bronchoscopic modalities with or without stent placement, as well as surgical procedures spanning from end-to-end anastomosis and sleeve resection to tracheal reconstruction and transplantation. The borderline between Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery is blurring more than ever. Highly specialized pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons alike work together to form referral centres, increase their clinical experience, and rely on each other.

In this Special Issue, we welcome authors to submit reviews and original papers on the clinical advances in interventional bronchoscopic and surgical management, and the assessment and follow up of benign or malignant central airway disorders.

Prof. Dr. Grigoris Stratakos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • central airway strictures
  • airway obstruction
  • lung cancer
  • interventional pulmonology
  • fistulae management
  • tracheal stenosis
  • bronchoscopy
  • airway stent placement
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • post transplantation airway complications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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