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What's a rigid bronchoscopy?

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A long metal tube (rigid bronchoscope) is advanced into a person’s windpipe and main airways. The rigid bronchoscope’s large diameter allows the doctor to use more sophisticated surgical tools and techniques. Rigid bronchoscopy requires general anesthesia (unconsciousness with assisted breathing), similar to a surgical procedure.

SOURCES:

Mason, R. Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th edition, Saunders, 2010.

Kennedy. M.P. Seminars in Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 2008; vol 29: pp 453-464.

Yoneda, K.Y. Clinical Lung Cancer, 2007; vol 8: pp 535-547.

Haas, A.R. Chest, 2007; vol 132: pp 1036-1041.

Folch, E. Seminars in Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 2008; vol 29: pp 441-452.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

Mason, R. Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th edition, Saunders, 2010.

Kennedy. M.P. Seminars in Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 2008; vol 29: pp 453-464.

Yoneda, K.Y. Clinical Lung Cancer, 2007; vol 8: pp 535-547.

Haas, A.R. Chest, 2007; vol 132: pp 1036-1041.

Folch, E. Seminars in Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 2008; vol 29: pp 441-452.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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