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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The patient was taken to the operating room for rigid bronchoscopy and possible ablation of the lesion.
Rigid bronchoscopy was difficult because of limited mouth-opening and the absence of recognisable features of normal glottic anatomy.
Safety of interventional rigid bronchoscopy using intravenous anesthesia and spontaneous assisted ventilation.
Anaesthesia was maintained using oxygen and sevoflurane with the patient breathing spontaneously, initially through a nasopharyngeal airway and then during rigid bronchoscopy through the side-arm of the rigid Storz ventilating bronchoscope.
Approximately half of the patients who were examined for a foreign body (51.9%) had undergone rigid bronchoscopy within 72 hours.
Suspicion of tracheobronchial injury is an indication for fibreoptic or rigid bronchoscopy (1).
Multiple attempts were made to intubate the larynx via standard techniques, including rigid bronchoscopy. Eventually, a No.
Tenders are invited for Paediatric rigid bronchoscopy (each set)
The family was then counseled that tracheostomy would be performed only if rigid bronchoscopy revealed that a more conservative treatment would endanger the child.
Tenders are invited for E-Tender Of Rigid Bronchoscopy Set With Optical Forceps(Paediatric Bronchoscope)
The use of rigid bronchoscopy to remove an aspirated object can be difficult in these patients, and a high percentage of them require thoracotomy, especially for the removal of sharp objects.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of Surgical Operating Microscope, Rigid Oesophagoscope set Adult, rigid oesophagoscopy set , Paediatric, Rigid bronchoscopy set, adult, IMPEDENCE AUDIOMETER, STAPEDECTOMY SET, for Department of ENT (For ESIC HOSPITAL, JOKA)