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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Facilitation of passing the endotracheal tube over the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope using a Cook airway exchange catheter.
Upon examination of the trachea with a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope via the LMA Fastrach, a tracheal web was visualized 1 cm below the true vocal cords.
This procedure may be performed with either a rigid bronchoscope or a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope.
The rigid telescope has several advantages over the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope during TLTBE.

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