Bronchoplasty Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 19, 2018
  • Author: Dharani Kumari Narendra, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bronchoplasty?

What is surgical bronchoplasty?

What is balloon bronchoplasty?

What is thermal bronchoplasty?

When is bronchoplasty indicated?

What are the criteria for VATS lobectomy with bronchoplasty?

When are closed bronchoplasties indicated?

When is balloon bronchoplasty indicated?

When is thermal bronchoplasty indicated?

When are bronchoplasties contraindicated?

When is VATS-assisted bronchoplasty contraindicated?

When is balloon bronchoplasty contraindicated?

When is thermal bronchoplasty contraindicated?

How safe is surgical bronchoplasty?

What are the possible early pulmonary complications of bronchoplasty?

What are the possible late pulmonary complications of bronchoplasty?

What are the possible cardiac complications of bronchoplasty?

What are possible complications of bronchoplasty?

What are possible complications of balloon bronchoplasty?

What are possible complications of thermal bronchoplasty?

What are the survival rates following surgical bronchoplasty?

What is the prognosis following balloon bronchoplasty?

What is the prognosis following thermal bronchoplasty?

Periprocedural Care

Which factors increase the postoperative risk of bronchoplasty?

What is included in the preoperative workup of bronchoplasty?

When is a cardiac workup indicated prior to bronchoplasty?

What is the role of imaging in the preoperative workup of bronchoplasty?

What personal protective equipment is needed to perform bronchoplasty?

What equipment is needed to perform bronchoplasty?

What equipment is needed to perform VATS-assisted bronchoplasty?

What equipment is needed to perform balloon bronchoplasty?

What equipment is needed to perform thermal bronchoplasty?

What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of bronchoplasty?

How is the patient positioned for bronchoplasty?

What monitoring is performed during bronchoplasty?

What is included in the postoperative care following bronchoplasty?

What is included in the postoperative care following balloon or thermal bronchoplasty?

Technique

How is the type of bronchoplasty selected?

How is standard posterolateral thoracotomy performed in all bronchoplasties?

How is VATS-assisted bronchoplasty performed?

How is balloon bronchoplasty performed?

How is thermal bronchoplasty performed?