Pediatric Interventional Pulmonology: Advancements in Respiratory Care for Children

Author(s): Guoxiang Cheng

Pediatric interventional pulmonology is an emerging medical field dedicated to diagnosing and treating respiratory disorders in children through minimally invasive procedures. These procedures involve advanced imaging techniques and specialized tools, offering less invasive alternatives to traditional surgical interventions. This article aims to provide an overview of pediatric interventional pulmonology, highlighting its scope, benefits, challenges, and future directions.A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted to gather information on various interventional pulmonology procedures performed in children, including bronchoscopy, lung biopsies, bronchial thermoplasty, and tracheostomy management. Advantages of minimally invasive interventions, such as reduced pain, faster recovery, and precise diagnosis, were examined. Challenges faced by the field, such as specialized training and research requirements, were also discussed. Pediatric interventional pulmonology encompasses procedures addressing congenital and acquired respiratory disorders. These interventions, guided by advanced imaging, lead to shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and improved patient outcomes. Challenges in training and the need