Clinical Applications and Trials

Thoracic Malignancies Clinical Trial

A clinical trial has commenced at the Austin Hospital (Melbourne, Australia) using endomicroscopy during thoracoscopy to investigate lesions on the extremities of the lungs and surrounding membranes (pleura). Whilst the procedures are minimally invasive to the chest via a keyhole, it is hoped that endomicroscopy may offer a means to differentiate disease on the extremity of the lungs without the need to biopsy delicate membranes and lung tissue. Up to 15 patients undergoing thoracic surgery will be involved in the pilot study.








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