rigid bronchoscopy

rigid bronchoscopy

Pulmonology Examination of the airways using a rigid bronchoscope; for most applications, a flexible bronchoscope is preferred–but when you need a cadice rectifier, you need a cadice rectifier; RB is the method of choice for retrieval of foreign bodies, and is commonly used for (1) massive hemoptysis–allowing large-bore suction devices to clear blood and allow ventilation; (2) laser therapy–more precise targeting of beam; facilitates removal of chunks of zapped tissue; (3) cryotherapy; (4) endobronchial stenting; (5) pediatric cases–they're squirmy little boogers and have thin-walled airways Cons Need for general anesthesia–read, OR time, inability to visualize distal airways, although thanks to optical telescopes, RB can be used to visualize lobar orifices and segmental bronchi. See Rigid bronchoscope. Cf Flexible bronchoscopy.
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In our patient rigid bronchoscopy became technically challenging as it was performed on an already tracheotomized patient with cervical spine injury whose neck could not be ideally positioned for foreign body removal via a rigid bronchoscope.
Tenders are invited for E-Tender Of Rigid Bronchoscopy Set With Optical Forceps(Paediatric Bronchoscope)
The patient initially had a narrowing in her trachea which we opened using rigid bronchoscopy, [wherein a large hollow metal tube is used to open up the airway].
Upon identifying the root cause of the symptoms, they performed a rigid bronchoscopy to examine the exact location of the item and ultimately identified it as a fishbonethat had been there for months.
All of these foreign bodies were removed by rigid bronchoscopy.
All the stents were successfully implanted using rigid bronchoscopy under general anesthesia.
Given the stable clinical situation, we decided to perform a rigid bronchoscopy to extract this foreign body under general anesthesia, using HFJV (FiO2 = 1; pressure of 2 atm; f= 150 cycles/min, and I-time of 50%), once the patient had accomplished the fasting time of 6 h.
Material and method: 478 patients, who underwent rigid bronchoscopy with the preliminary diagnosis of FBA between January 2013 and December 2016, were included in the study.
Although rigid bronchoscopy is a safe procedure, it may cause complications.
Chest radiography and rigid bronchoscopy are commonly used in the diagnosis of foreign body aspiration (FBA).
The diagnostic and/or therapeutic tracheobronchial instrumentation consisting of flexible or rigid bronchoscopy can be an unpleasant, painful or technically difficult procedure.
In order to remove the foreign body in children, usually rigid bronchoscopy is used; in adults, rigid and fiberoptic bronchoscopy can be used (3).