laser bronchoscopy

laser bronchoscopy

bronchoscopy performed with the aid of a laser beam directed through fiberoptic equipment, used in the diagnosis and treatment of bronchial disorders, tracheobronchial tumors, and subglottic stenosis.

laser bronchoscopy

Pulmonology The deployment of a laser through a bronchoscope to relieve obstruction by a neoplasm of a central airway Action Cutting, coagulation, vaporization, necrosis. See Bronchoscopy, Laser.
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SEATTLE -- Laser bronchoscopy should be considered as an adjunct to balloon dilation for the treatment of benign tracheal stenosis, Maria del Mar Cirino-Marcano, M.
She and her associates retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 26 patients with benign tracheal stenosis secondary to endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy who were treated with balloon dilation with or without laser bronchoscopy.
The patient was taken to the operating room for laser bronchoscopy, and the strictured area was dilated and the airway restored to a near-normal status.
8) Six of these nine complications were life-threatening; five involved a fire in the endotracheal tube and one involved the ignition of a dry sponge that was placed over a tracheostomy in a pediatric patient during laser bronchoscopy for papillomatosis of the tracheobronchial tree.