bronchoscope

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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.
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bronchoscope

[′bräŋ·kə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An instrument for the visual examination of the interior of the bronchi.
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We compared right and left sided double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) regarding their clinical efficacy and safety profile in when they are used in conjunction with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope. We also compared the efficacy of auscultation for confirmation of DLT position.The outcomes studied were insertion time, the frequency of DLT malposition (as seen by bronchoscopy), tube migration after positioning, intra-operative hypoxia and hypercapnia.
The difficulty presents in the form of longer times taken to maneuver fiberoptic bronchoscope, railroading the tube, repeated attempts, inadvertent soft tissue trauma, edema, and bleeding compromising the visibility through the fiberoptic bronchoscope and discomfort to patient leading to coughing, pain, and anxiety.
Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of endotracheal intubation using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in patients in the lateral position.
Fiberoptic bronchoscope Grading after device insertion and before removal
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(A child should not be paralyzed until after the airway is secured.) A fiberoptic bronchoscope is then passed through the appropriate-sized ETT and down through the vocal folds.
Tracheostomy was considered as a method of choice for such patients before the widespread availability of fiberoptic bronchoscope. Submental Intubation (SMI) is another option, which can be considered as an alternate to tracheostomy.