Bhubaneswar, 23rd July, 2015 : AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar the largest Super Specialty Hospital in Odisha is hosting a unique workshop on Interventional Pulmonology (EBUS & Thoracoscopy) on 23rd July 2015. The faculty includes Dr Munnavar, Secretary of the European Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, National Council Member of the British Thoracic Society renowned Pulmonologist, UK & Dr. A Jayachandra Director of Pulmonology and interventions in Century Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Most of the Pulmonologists of Odisha have attended the workshop.
Inaugurating the workshop, Surg R Adm Dr Salil Kr Mohanty,SM, VSM, VP, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar said, “ AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar is the new destination for advanced medical for the people of Odisha and its neighbouring state. The present workshop on instrumental Pulmonology (Medical Thoracoscopy & E-BUS) will add a new dimension to our goal of providing most advanced medical care in the State. We are fortunate to have Dr. Munnavar from UK on Board who is a pioneer in this field and who will share his experience in the workshop. All the delegates will benefit immensely from this workshop”.
This is a unique workshop to focus and update on the EBUS, Thoracoscopy & Bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is an endoscope for the bronchial tree in the lungs. This is used to see any bronchial pathology like tumours & ulcers in the bronchus. It is also used to take samples from different areas of lungs for diagnosing infections & malignancy. Persons who have disease in the lymph nodes adjacent to the bronchus, an aspiration through a needle is done to get cells from the lymph node for diagnosing the disease (TBNA-transbronchial aspiration). This is a blind procedure and many times we are not able to get tissues from the lymph nodes.”
Dr. Samir Sahu, MBBS, MD, FICCM, Director Critical Care & Pulmology, AMRI Hiospitals, Bhubaneswar welcomes the delegates and said, “EBUS is endobronchial ultrasound. This is a procedure done through a bronchoscope mounted with an ultrasound to identify a lymph node in the thorax adjacent to and outside the bronchus. After identifying the lymph node a transbronchial aspiration is done to diagnose the disease process in the lymph node. Through EBUS we are sure that we are getting tissue from the lymph node.”
Thoracoscope is an instrument to see the pleural cavity in cases of pleural effusion. Through the thoracoscope we can identify the diseased area and take biopsy from these areas to confirm the diagnosis. Both the procedures are OPD procedures and will help in accurately diagnosing many more cases involving the lymph nodes in the chest and pleura.