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Pulmonology

The pulmonary medicine department is equipped to deal with all types of problems (acute and chronic) relating to the respiratory system :

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (chronic bronchitis/emphysema)
  • All types of pneumonias
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Occupation-related respiratory diseases
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome
  • Diagnosis and staging of lung cancer
Investigations
  • Chest radiograph
  • CT scan of chest
  • Pulmonary function test - spirometry
  • Polysomnography for diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disorders
Procedures
  • Tube thoracostomy for pleural effusion and pneumothorax
  • Needle thorocentesis for pleural effusion
  • Ultrasound guided needle thorocentesis/tube thorocostomy
  • Pleural biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy: the department is equipped with a broncho videoscope for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopies.
  • Allergy tests
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