Courses

Hands-on Course on Thoracoscopy and Pleural Techniques

Target audience

Pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons

Educational aims

The aim of this ERS course was to train in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology. One third of the course was devoted to "hands-on" workshops and two-thirds to the theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy or thoracoscopy.


Pleural anatomy
D. Trousse (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Physiology of the pleural space
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Percutaneous pleural biopsies
E. Roca (Brescia, Italy)
No content made available
No content made available
Imaging the pleura: HRCT and PET scan
J.Y. Gaubert (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Thoracoscopy by pulmonologist: an overview
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Anesthesia for thoracoscopy
Ch.H. Marquette (Nice, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Pleural effusions: role of thoracoscopy
F. Rodriguez-Panadero (Seville, Spain)
No content made available
No content made available
Medical thoracoscopy: What is necessary to start (European point of view)
D. Breen (Galway, Ireland)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Non-diagnostic thoracoscopy
P. Astoul
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Complications of thoracoscopy
F. Rodriguez-Panadero (Seville, Spain)
No content made available
No content made available
PSP: a non-invasive and modern approach
Ch.H. Marquette (Nice, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
PSP: place for thoracoscopy and talc poudrage
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
New tools for thoracoscopy: ultrasound-guided thoracoscopy,
D. Breen (Galway, Ireland)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Case presentations - interactive session
E. Roca (Brescia, Italy), P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Management of pleural infection: state of the art
D. Breen (Galway, Ireland)
No content made available
No content made available
Thoracoscopy and empyema
G.F. Tassi (Brescia, Italy)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Pleural symphysis by talc through three important papers
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Management of MPM: why thoracoscopy is so important to perform?
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Thoracoscopy in short term hospitalisation
D. Breen (Galway, Ireland)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
The future of medical thoracoscopy
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation