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A flexible fiber-optic instrument used to view an object or area, such as a body cavity, that would otherwise be inaccessible.
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Noun1.fiberscope - a flexible medical instrument involving fiber optics that is used to examine internal organs
medical instrument - instrument used in the practice of medicine
glass fiber, glass fibre, optical fiber, optical fibre - a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images
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Because of suspected upper airway angioedema, a fiberscope of the larynx was performed, and diffuse edema of the vocal cords and epiglottis were observed [Figure 2], for which 30 mg of histamine-receptor- blocker diphenhydramine and 100 mg of hydrocortisone were prescribed and oxygen was supplied through a face mask.
Comfort scale values were recorded by the anaesthesiologist during pre- oxygenation, at point of introduction of fiberscope and at the introduction of ET tube.
[ClickPress, Wed Sep 12 2018] According to a new market research report " Neuroendoscopy Market by Product (Rigid (Videoscope, Fiberscope), Flexible endoscope), Usability (Reuse and Disposable), Application (Transnasal, Intraventricular, and Transcranial), Region (North America, Europe, Asia) - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarketsao, the global market is expected to reach USD 218.9 Million by 2022 from USD 170.5 Million in 2017, at a CAGR of 5.1%.
In mouth breathing children, lateral cephalometric radiography using two-dimensional images could only distinguish possible obstruction of nasopharynx; video endoscopy with a flexible fiberscope inserted into the nasal cavity gave details about color, texture, and volume of nasopharynx and was more reliable.
Foreign donors had provided the basic equipment like bomb disposal suit, X-ray machine for scanning, fiberscope and water disruptor.
Patients were divided into two groups of nasal intubation; either Group A, in which nasal ETT was inserted through the patent nostril till 18 cm mark and Group B, in which split nasopharyngeal airway (SPNA) was inserted to be used as a conduit for fiberscope.
With the development of this method, the diameter of the fistula was enlarged even up to 20 mm, which allowed the insertion of fiberscope into the area of necrosis and the performance of endoscopic necrosectomy [13].
In laryngeal fiberscope of the preoperative examination, I recognized his elevated lesion in the posterior pharyngeal wall and his vocal cord shifted to right side.
Fiberscope was inserted from mouth and turned to posterior nasal aperture via uvula.