Interventional Paediatric pulmonology is a new State-of-the-art field within Paediatric Pulmonary medicine that focuses on the use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to treat patients with benign airway disorders, pleural diseases. These complex procedures include both diagnostic and advanced therapeutic interventions and are at the cutting edge of both diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy. We are a specialized center for Paediatric Interventional Pulmonology.
Paediatric Pulmonary (respiratory) Services
Paediatric Pulmonary services cover the entire spectrum of Respiratory Care and Chest Medicine. We have specialized Pulmonary medicine expertise with the most sophisticated techniques and technologies available to diagnose and treat many patients with chest and respiratory problems The disease spectrum includes the following:
Pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, bronchiolitis etc.
Pleural diseases like empyema, tubercular pleural effusion
Chronic pulmonary diseases such as childhood interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and broncho-pulmonary dysplasia
Immunodeficiency manifesting with frequent chest infections
Lung aspiration syndromes, including swallowing abnormalities
Chest wall deformities
Congenital abnormalities of the airways and lungs
Other diseases with lung involvement
Paediatric Sleep services
We provide a comprehensive clinic service for children with sleep problems. We offer;
Level A overnight Polysomnography (sleep study) with all the parameters like respiratory movement, oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, electroencephalography, and video recording etc according to international standards (American academy of sleep medicine 2012.
Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) for children with symptoms suggestive of narcolepsy
CPAP titration with sleep study
BiPAP titration with sleep study
Diagnostic bronchoscopy services
Persistent or recurring atelectasis
Persistent or recurring pneumonias
Localized hyperlucency due to intrinsic (foreign body, bronchomalacia, granulation tissue) or extrinsic obstruction (adenopathies, aberrant vessels, congenital or acquired mediastinal mass)
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and biopsy samples.
Aspiration of secretions
Esophageal ultrasound – Bronchoscopic – Fine needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA)
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) guided transbronchial needle aspiration and biopsy
Endo-bronchial and Transbronchial biopsy for diagnosis of diseases such as TB, sarcoidosis and other infections
Rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body retrieval.
Thermal ablation in the airway: Electrocautery, argon photocoagulation
MedicalThoracoscopy: for diagnostic and treatment of pleural diseases
Pleurodesis for recurrent effusions and some benign disorders.
Cryobipsy of lung for Childhood interstitial lung disease.