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fiberscope

 [fi´ber-skōp″]
a flexible endoscope whose lumen is coated with fiberoptic glass or plastic fibers that have the optical property of transmitting images.

flexible endoscope

an optic instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through flexible (about 10 mcm) transparent fibers, and used to inspect and treat interior portions of the body. These instruments are generally equipped with mechanisms for steering and may have additional ports for allowing sampling and/or operative instruments along their axis to the internal site.
See also: fiberoptics.
Synonym(s): fiberscope

fiberscope

(fī′bər-skōp′)
n.
A flexible fiber-optic instrument used to view an object or area, such as a body cavity, that would otherwise be inaccessible.

fiberscope

[fī′bərskōp]
Etymology: L, fibra + Gk, skopein, to look
a flexible fiberoptic instrument having an inner shaft coated with light-conveying glass or plastic fibers for visualization of internal structures. Fiberscopes are specially designed for the examination of particular organs and cavities of the body and are used in bronchoscopy, endoscopy, and gastroscopy.
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Flexible colon fiberscopes

fi·ber·scope

(fī'bĕr-skōp)
An optic instrument that transmits light and carries images back to the observer through a flexible bundle of small glass or plastic fibers. It is used to inspect interior portions of the body.
See also: fiberoptics

fiberscope

a flexible endoscope whose lumen is coated with fiberoptic glass or plastic fibers having special optical properties. Called also fiberoptiscope.
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The tracheal tube can be advanced over both the fibrescope and the bougie, or perhaps even the bougie alone, because is firmer than the fibrescope.
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Bein B, Yan M, Tonner PH, Scholz J, Steinfath M, D6rges V Tracheal intubation using the Bonfils intubation fibrescope after failed direct laryngoscopy.
A comparison of the intubating laryngeal mask airway and the Bonfils intubation fibrescope in patients with predicted difficult airways.
The effect of this manoeuvre was recorded by the imaging fibrescope.
First, the presence of the imaging fibrescope (especially the orally inserted gastroscope) may have altered the site of impingement.
These may be more likely than flexible fibrescopes to distort the upper airway anatomy, and thus alter the position of the TT In addition, they may not provide a view of adequate quality to accurately assess the site.