Pulmonology is the specialty that deals with the pulmonar, bronchial, pleural disease and disorders of the mediastinum.
In pulmonary diseases diagnostic are used, beside physical examination and specific medical history (anamnesis) (hereditary lung diseases, toxins exposure, previous infections, autoimmune diseases), the following investigations :
- laboratory tests (Hematology Coagulation)
- phlegm examenation
- lung X-ray
- thoracic computer tomography
- pleural echography (ultrasound-guided thoracocentesis)
- Medical services