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Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Anesthesia, technique and results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1114797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a period of three years, 256 diagnostic bronchoscopies were done with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopes at a Veterans Administration hospital. In all of these procedures, topical cocaine hydrochloride anesthesia was used, and it proved satisfactory and free of any undesirable side effects. The peroral route using an endotracheal tube is preferred for flexible bronchofiberscopy. Fluoroscopic guidance is essential in examining peripheral lung lesions. A 70 percent positive yield was obtained for patients with peripheral carcinoma of the lung as contrasted to a 47 percent yield when the tissue specimens were obtained blindly.
E Yrigoyen; Y F Fujikawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-22     Completed Date:  1975-05-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fiber Optic Technology / instrumentation
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
Preanesthetic Medication

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