bronchotomy


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bronchotomy

 [brong-kot´ah-me]
incision of a bronchus.

bron·chot·o·my

(brong-kot'ō-mē),
Incision of a bronchus.

bronchotomy

(brŏng-kŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into a bronchus.

bron·chot·o·my

(brong-kot'ŏ-mē)
Incision of a bronchus.
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The foreign body was thought to be impacted and a right thoracotomy for bronchotomy and removal of the foreign body was planned for the next day.
Before the bronchotomy, some change in the lung compliance was felt, but loss of lung isolation was not appreciated.
One-lung ventilation of the right lung continued via the ETT inserted in the right main bronchus via the bronchotomy. Biopsy forceps introduced to remove the foreign body failed.
The left bronchotomy was sutured, an intercostal drain placed and left lower lobe ventilation was noted to be successfully restored.
There is also a significant risk that ventilation of the right upper lobe may not be available via an ETT placed into the right main bronchus via a bronchotomy. This would also compromise oxygenation.
The risk of migration of the foreign body to the initially uninvolved lung during both bronchoscopy and bronchotomy has to be considered.
Fluoroscopic X-ray control should be available to reconfirm the position of the foreign body prior to bronchotomy and to localise the position of the foreign body if it can not be found or has been displaced.