This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis of respiratory disorders, helping clinicians recognise signs and symptoms, decide on the most appropriate diagnostic tests, and to interpret the results. Divided into four sections, the book covers respiratory system assessment, evaluation of respiratory function, diagnostic imaging, and invasive diagnostic techniques. The imaging section includes radiograph, computed tomography, angiography, and ultrasonography.
The invasive diagnostic procedures section covers bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, transbronchial needle aspiration and more.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery as a diagnostic tool is also discussed. Authored by recognised expert Professor Claudio Sorino from University of Palermo, this useful manual is enhanced by clinical images and figures. Key PointsPractical guide to diagnosis of respiratory disordersHelps clinicians recognise signs and symptoms, choose appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret resultsIncludes chapter on video-assisted thoracic surgery as a diagnostic toolAuthored by recognised expert from University of Palermo