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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


A flexible fiber-optic instrument used to view an object or area, such as a body cavity, that would otherwise be inaccessible.


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
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At 1 min interval no significant difference was found between both groups, but highly significant difference was found in the DBP measurements during fiberscope insertion 2, 3, 4, 5 min.
The major reason for difficulty in advancing an endotracheal tube over a fiberscope is considered to be the deviation of the course of the tube from that of the fiberscope (because of the gap between the two) towards the epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage, pyriform fossae, or esophagus.
The fiberscope had to follow an S-shaped path with a 68[degrees] angle followed by a 143[degrees] angle, and the endotracheal tube then followed the path of the fiberscope.
Among airway devices that are available for tracheal intubation; only fiberscope and lightwand stand out to be useful in both routes of intubation.
All intubations were performed on an Airsim[TM] airway manikin (Trucorp, Belfast, Ireland) through a #4 sLMA with a 15 mm bronchoscope adapter attached using a 4.29 mm outer diameter (OD) fibreoptic endoscope (FOS, Pentax Fiberscope FB-13V, Pentax Medical Company, Montvale, NJ, USA).
His research paper entitled " a flexible fiberscope, using static scanning" appeared in scientific journal Nature in its January 2, 1954 issue.
Another serpentine robot developed by Tadokoro is based on a video fiberscope. Traditional scopes can be threaded underneath rubble to allow operators to see what lies buried.
All these individuals underwent nasofibrolaryngoscopy using a flexible fiberscope (Machida ENT30PIII), light source (Ferrari), video camera (Toshiba CE IKN43H34) and video monitor (Panasonic).
STURBRIDGE - The FreedomView fiberscope from Optim Inc.
Single lumen tubes are often preferred to preformed ones as they are easier to pass over a fiberscope during an awake fibreoptic intubation.
The Lenox Fiberscope features a steerable, articulated tip that allows for manipulation around corners, through pipe bends, and past blockages.
The intubating fiberscope, which is passed down a patient's throat to help them breathe, went missing from Abergele Hospital.