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bronchoscope

(brŏng`kəskōp'), long, tubular instrument with a light at the tip that is inserted through the windpipe and bronchial tubes to examine these structures. By passing other instruments through it, foreign bodies and obstructions can be removed and tissue or secretions may be removed for microscopic observation. Gustav Killian, German laryngologist, in Freiburg, Germany, was the first to experiment with such a device in 1895. Chevalier Jackson adapted the bronchoscope to serve as an aid to the breathing of a patient during surgery in 1903, and he improved the system of illumination in the instrument; he is regarded as the father of bronchoscopy.

bronchoscope

[′bräŋ·kə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An instrument for the visual examination of the interior of the bronchi.
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Fraga JC, Pires AF et al and Zur KB, Litman RS documented removal of foreign body via tracheotomy using a fibreoptic bronchoscope in two trauma patients but in both cases it was because endotracheal tube was too small to allow foreign body removal3,6 in addition the cases had serious anesthesia complications.
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A video bronchoscope Pentax SAFE 3000 (Model EB-1570 AK, Pentax, Tokyo, Japan) was then inserted via the trocar and the pleural cavity was inspected after all the fluid had been drained.
PENTAX has been an industry leader in high definition endoscopy and the latest EB-1990i HD bronchoscope is the first HD bronchoscope with a megapixel CCD that delivers clear high resolution images with accurate colour reproduction.
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