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The MISSION of the WABIP Rare Lung, Airway and Pleura Disorders section is to inform and educate physicians and their patients about the diagnosis, treatment and genetics of these diseases.

Most innovative diagnostic modalities and minimally invasive therapeutic procedures are key to advancing the care of patients with rare lung, airway and pleural disorders. Our VISION is to improve the knowledge and technical skills of doctors caring for these patients, and to help identify centers of expertise for patient referrals.

Many rare lung, airway and pleural diseases are of genetic origin and involve multiple organs as part of systemic disorders or syndromes. Examples of our group's area of interest include: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) formerly known as Wegener's Granulomatosis, airway manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis and other connective tissue diseases, infrequent airway tumors such as lymphoma, leiomyoma, chondroma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, hamartoma, Glomus tumors, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and pleural mesothelioma.

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1. Rare Airway Tumors - Benign
Authors: Marwan Saoud MD & Kassem Harris MD, FCCP
2. Rare Airway Tumors - Malignant
Authors: Marwan Saoud MD & Kassem Harris MD, FCCP
3. Rare airway tumors: an update on current diagnostic and management strategies
Authors: Marwan Saoud, Monali Patil, Samjot Singh Dhillon,, Saraswati Pokharel, Anthony Picone, Mark Hennon, Sai Yendamuri, Kassem Harris
4. Infections Causing Central Airway Obstruction
Authors: Sevak Keshishyan MD & Kassem Harris MD, FCCP
5. Pill aspiration: Central Airway manifestations
Authors: Sevak Keshishyan MD & Kassem Harris MD, FCCP
6. Whole Lung Lavage: Technical Details, Challenges and Management of Complications 
Authors: Houssein Youness MD, FCCP & Kassem Harris MD, FCCP
7. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: An Overview
Authors: Ankit Gupta MD, Homam Alkaied MD, Kassem Harris MD
8. Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Authors: Ankit Gupta MD, Kassem Harris MD

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Section Coordinators

Rakesh Chawla, MD

Kassem Harris, MD