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Division of Pulmonology
Our division is one of the few departments in Japan that specialize in children’s respiratory problems. We also treat children who have already received commonly-used treatment but continue to have persistent respiratory problems. We always make every effort to provide accurate diagnoses and suitable treatment tailored to the needs of each patient.
Our division consists of two staff physicians and one fellow. We collaborate closely with the divisions of general pediatrics, pediatric surgery, neonatology or radiology as needed.
Diagnosis and treatment policy
We aim to diagnose each patient as accurately as possible, and set a realistic management plan in place. We consider various approaches to treatment and inform patients and their families of all available options.
Protracted cough, stridor or wheezing in infants, recurrent pneumonia, congenital airway anomaly, cystic lung diseases, rare diseases of the lung (such as idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary hemosiderosis)
Upper airway diseases (including laryngomalacia, vocal cord palsy, subglottic stenosis, subglottic hemangioma), lower airway diseases (including tracheal stenosis, bronchial stenosis, bronchial atresia, obstructive bronchiolitis, plastic bronchitis), recurrent or protracted airway diseases (croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma, middle lobe syndrome, bronchiectasis), cystic lung diseases (pulmonary sequestration, CCAM), rare diseases (such as pulmonary hypoplasia, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary hemosiderosis, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation), foreign body aspiration, sleep apnea syndrome
Frequently performed tests
Laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, bronchography, angiography, pulmonary function test, sleep studies.