Bronchoscopy

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Bronchoscopy

 

a method of direct examination of the trachea and bronchi by means of a special instrument—the bronchoscope. Bronchoscopy is used for diagnosis and treatment and also for removal of foreign bodies from the trachea and bronchi.

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For diagnosis, flexible bronchoscopy and thorax CT with intravenous contrast must be used.
British Thoracic Society guideline for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults.
The patient underwent flexible bronchoscopy which revealed subglottic stenosis, bilateral fixed vocal cords due to thickening, and fibrosis.
have suggested flexible bronchoscopy as an additional option for workup when suspicion of a foreign body is low.
Flexible bronchoscopy may be used in adults for diagnosis and retrieval, whereas rigid bronchoscopy is the preferred modality in pediatric patients.
It is acknowledged that flexible bronchoscopy under fluoroscopic guidance has a diagnostic yield lower than 30% for nodules less than 2 cm in diameter as compared to higher than 60% in those larger than 2cm in diameter [3].
[43] demonstrated equivalence between flexible bronchoscopy and CT to localize the source of bleeding.
18 Similarly, nebulization of b2 adrenergic receptor agonist suggested for decreasing bronchospasm during flexible bronchoscopy in patients with asthma and bronchial hyperactivity.
Two cases of broncholith removal under the guidance of flexible bronchoscopy. Korean J Intern Med 2005; 20:90-91.
Patel, "Role of virtual and flexible bronchoscopy in the management of a case of unnoticed foreign body aspiration presented as nonresolving pneumonia in an adult female," Lung India, vol.
Thimmesch, "Removal of an unusual bronchial foreign body: Rigid or flexible bronchoscopy?" Acta Clinica Belgica, vol.
One study demonstrated attenuation of the tachycardia response to flexible bronchoscopy with the combination of dexmedetomidine-fentanyl compared to propofol-fentanyl [2].

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