Archive for the 'Airway' Category

01 Jan

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Acute Chest and Upper Airway Trauma: Conclusion

In addition, we have compared our two groups who had bronchoscopy performed within three days but had either abnormal or normal findings; however, only generalizations can be made because of the number of variables looked at retrospectively and the risk of claiming an association when none exists. The 53 patients who had bronchoscopy performed within […]

17 Dec

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Acute Chest and Upper Airway Trauma: Outcome

We found that FFB was useful in identifying other abnormalities encountered in trauma. Ongoing distal hemorrhage representing pulmonary contusion was found in 13 percent (seven) of our patients. In two patients, this prompted the placement of a doublelumen endotracheal tube and in one the placement of a Fogarty balloon catheter for tamponade. Aspirated material was […]

16 Dec

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Acute Chest and Upper Airway Trauma: Discussion

Despite the frequent recommendation for bronchoscopy in the short-term evaluation of trauma, there are very few data on its sensitivity or the spectrum of findings encountered. Snow and Lucas reported on 67 bronchoscopic examinations performed on 51 patients in a surgical intensive care unit. The primary diagnosis was blunt trauma to the chest in seven […]

04 Dec

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Acute Chest and Upper Airway Trauma: Results

Pneumothorax was the most common finding, occurring in 37 patients. Subcutaneous emphysema was present in 31 patients, pulmonary contusion in 22, hemothorax in 21, mediastinal emphysema in 16, flail chest in ten, atelectasis and collapse in ten, and hemoptysis in five (Table 1). Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy was of diagnostic value in 28 patients (53 percent) […]

03 Dec

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Acute Chest and Upper Airway Trauma

Bronchoscopy has been recommended for all cases of major trauma to the chest. This has been recommended mainly to evaluate for injury to the airway. In part, this is due to the often occult presentation and serious nature of these injuries. However, bronchoscopy may also be useful in the assessment and management of other problems […]

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