Pediatric Chest Diseases
The Yeditepe University Hospital Pediatric Chest Diseases department serves in the diagnosis and treatment of lung problems such as cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, recurrent pneumonia, chronic lung disease, and preterm Broncho pulmonary dysplasia, as well as bronchiectasis, long-lasting coughs, recurrent croup (laryngo-tracheo bronchitis), interstitial lung disease, and sleep problems.
After completing a university medical faculty course and a 5-year specialist training program in Pediatric Health and Diseases, our Pediatric Chest Diseases specialists continued further specialist programs in pediatric chest diseases for at least three years, before passing exams to qualify as specialists in Pediatric Pulmonology.
For the accurate diagnosis and treatment of children, it is essential that tests and examinations are carried out by qualified experts.
Radiology is very important in the diagnosis of pediatric chest diseases. Our hospital's excellence in the field is attributable to having the most advanced technology in radiology equipment and highly experienced specialists to interpret test X-rays and images.
Yeditepe University Hospital Pediatric Chest Diseases department conducts the following tests:
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Sweat test
- Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Analysis
- High-tech radiology unit (CT, MRI, CT angiography, virtual bronchoscopy, etc.)
- Our Nuclear Medicine Department plays a supporting role in the diagnosis of pediatric chest diseases and differential diagnostics.
Respiratory Function Test
Respiratory function tests are conducted on children over the age of 6. These tests are important in the diagnosis of lung diseases.
The sweat test is carried out to determine the existence of cystic fibrosis. This is especially important in terms of the early diagnosis and treatment of this congenital disease.