flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope

flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope

a long cylindric bronchoscope that may be placed through nose or mouth; allows visualization of upper and lower airways, as well as projection to a screen or monitor of received image. Used in tracheal intubation when indirect laryngoscopy has failed.
See also: bronchofiberscope.
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A 3.5 mm flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope armed with a 6.5 mm wired reinforced tracheal tube was inserted into the left corner of the mouth, advanced to the left retromolar space and guided through the vocal cords.
Park et al.16 reported airway length from the central incisor to the carina, measured using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, to be 27.1 cm for men and 25.1 cm for women in patients under general anaesthesia.
This prospective randomized controlled two-center study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of intubation using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in the lateral position during surgery.
Diagnostic sensitivity of different techniques in the diagnosis of lung tumours with the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope. Comparison of brush biopsy, imprint cytology of forceps biopsy, and histology of forceps biopsy.
Fibrin glue application through the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope: closure of bronchopleural fistulas.
Facilitation of passing the endotracheal tube over the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope using a Cook airway exchange catheter.
We chose a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope (model BF-260; Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) as the therapeutic endoscope and prepared another flexible bronchoscope (model BF-1T60; Olympus) for emergencies.
DISCUSSION: With the advent of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, respiratory diagnostics took a new turn as samples like bronchial washings, bronchial brushings, broncho-alveolar lavage and trans-bronchial needle aspirations could be collected from the respiratory tract, yielding significant amount of cytological material and causative agent(s).
There is some equipment available for ET intubation in which indirect laryngoscopy is used and application of upward and forward force is not required during visualization of the glottis and requires variable degree of airway manipulation during advancement of the ET tube.6-9 Glidescope (GLS) and flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope (FFB) are two novel instruments requiring minimum to no force during visualization of the glottis and provide an improved view.10 However literature shows conflicting results regarding the magnitude of said HDSR induced during ET intubation using GLS in comparison with FFB.11-13 The objective of our prospective rand- omized study was to compare the HDSR during ET intubation using GLS and FFB in our setting.
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