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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Complication of flexible bronchoscopy in children: prospective study of 1, 328 procedures.
Diagnostic yield of non-guided flexible bronchoscopy for peripheral pulmonary neoplasia: bronchoscopy & amp; peripheral lung cancer.
For flexible bronchoscopy procedures--endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA)--a laryngeal mask (LMA) was inserted after the induction of anesthesia.
Flexible bronchoscopy was performed as an urgent procedure, and an intact bread tag was found lodged in the subglottis.
Preparation of the patient for awake flexible bronchoscopy.
Its diagnosis most often is established by flexible bronchoscopy employing transbronchial sampling, or sometimes by cervical lymph node biopsy.
We report our experience of using flexible bronchoscopy for pleuroscopy to diagnose pleural effusion in patients with acute respiratory failure at the bedside in the intensive care unit.
Although flexible bronchoscopy is considered as an option in foreign body aspiration because it does not require general anesthesia, sedation is sufficient, it can demonstrate distal airways and it decreases hospitalization time, the golden standard is rigid bronchoscopy in presence of findings including asphyxia, radioopac foreign body, unilaterally decreased lung sounds, mediastinal shift or emphysema (3,6).
compile 25 chapters on flexible bronchoscopy and its fundamentals; therapeutic uses such as foreign body aspiration, hemoptysis, with stents, and photodynamic therapy in lung cancer; and diagnostic uses for lung biopsy, cytology and histology specimens, the application and limitations of virtual bronchoscopic navigation, and other aspects.
What is the diagnostic value of flexible bronchoscopy in the initial investigation of children with suspected foreign body aspiration?
Material and Method: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) was performed under local anesthesia via ENB technique using an electromagnetic board, microsensor probe, extended working channel and real-time reconstruction of previously acquired multiplanar computed tomography images.

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