Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy - Volume 2009, issue Preprint

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Electronic ISSN
1029-0516
Print ISSN
1070-3608

Abstract

Background and Objectives. Many cases of pleural effusion can remain undiagnosed following thoracentesis. We evaluated our own technique for performing thoracoscopy under local anesthesia using a 32 Fr chest tube and a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope without a rigid thoracoscope for the d

Journal: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, vol. 2009, no. Preprint, 2009

Abstract

We present an 82-year-old woman with a 3-month history of progressive dysphagia and a normal initial upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The diagnosis of pseudoachalasia was suspected by oesophageal manometric and barium swallow studies, and confirmed by biopsies revealing an intestinal type carcin

Journal: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, vol. 2009, no. Preprint, 2009