Emergency rigid bronchoscopy in two lower social class patients with mirror like complete pulmonary malignant atelectasis




Several factors as cultural factors and social class other than biological and genetic factor can affect symptom perception in patients with malignant airway obstruction. Poor perception of dyspnoea can result in the delayed seeking of medical care so increase access to intensive care due to impeding respiratory failure. In patients issued from malignant airway obstruction, therapeutic bronchoscopy procedure can not affect the endotracheal extubation although immediate airway patency can be obtained. We reported the outcome of two patients from lower social classes admitted in intensive care and underwent emergency rigid bronchoscopy for malignant complete pulmonary atelectasis.



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Pneumology - Case Reports
Malignant central airway, lung cancer, rigid bronchoscopy
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Caterino, Umberto, Dario Amore, Maria Chiara Petagna, Dino Casazza, and Roberto Marchese. 2021. “Emergency Rigid Bronchoscopy in Two Lower Social Class Patients With Mirror Like Complete Pulmonary Malignant Atelectasis”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1564.

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