Bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema - guidance (IPG652)

Source:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
12 June 2019

Abstract

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults. This involves passing a bronchoscope (a tube with a camera on the end) through the mouth or nose into the lungs. This then delivers steam which destroys the diseased part of the lung, allowing the healthy parts to work better.

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