Standard bronchoscopic biopsy - where a bronchoscope
is inserted through a patient's natural airways and used to reach and identify these tiny lesions - provides a diagnostic accuracy of less than 50% for peripheral lesions smaller than 2 cm, thus requiring follow-up visits and the use of alternative biopsy techniques.
Manual cleaning also figured prominently into FDA-recommended guidelines for bronchoscope
reprocessing, as outlined in a 2015 safety communication that detailed the agency's investigation of contaminated bronchoscopes
The total grant assistance for the Center is USD 84,551, The project supports the installation of state-of-theart equipment, such as a portable ultrasound with an echocardiography (ECG) machine for diagnosis, diagnostic devices for pancreatic duodenum cancer (ERCP), and a bronchoscope
for diagnosis of lung cancer.
Here, we describe the successful clinical application of endonasopharyngeal ultrasound-guided transnasopharyngeal needle aspiration (ENUS-TNNA) with a real-time ultrasonic bronchoscope
for the diagnosis of a submucosal growth type of nasopharyngeal neoplasms.
First the consultant inserts a camera on a flexible tube - a bronchoscope
- through the mouth and deep into the lungs.
Objective: We compared right and left sided double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) regarding their clinical efficacy and safety profile in when they are used in conjunction with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope
Doctors then performed a rigid bronchoscopy which involves inserting a thin tube called a bronchoscope
down through the throat and into the lungs.
EBUS is usually performed under procedural sedation and topical anaesthesia by spraying lidocaine in the posterior pharynx and 1-2 mL of 1% lidocaine can be installed through the working channel of bronchoscope
during insertion and procedure and whenever patient coughs to anaesthetise mucosa of tracheobronchial tree.
(5) The difficulty presents in the form of longer duration taken to maneuver fiberoptic bronchoscope
, advancing the tube, repeat attempts, inadvertent soft tissue trauma, edema, and bleeding compromising the visibility through the fiberoptic bronchoscope
and discomfort to patient leading to coughing, pain, and anxiety.
It was a case series consisting of 50 TBLB procedures conducted via flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope
(among >200 diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures) over 24 months (April 2015 to April 2017).