Endoscopic Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Timothy J. Harkin, John Pawlowski

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occurs frequently as a comorbidity in patients undergoing surgery and interventional procedures and can lead to increased hospital length of stay and increased morbidity and risk for mortality. For the anesthetist, the challenges continue through the intraoperative period and into the postoperative recovery. This chapter will focus on the current bronchoscopic procedures and the anesthetic management for patients who undergo these therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCohen's Comprehensive Thoracic Anesthesia
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780323713016
ISBN (Print)9780323720915
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • anesthetic management
  • bronchoscopic procedures
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • endobronchial valve placement
  • intraoperative period
  • postoperative recovery
  • volume reduction procedures


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