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Rigid Bronchoscopy is used to detect visually the foreign objects through oropharynx, larynx, vocal cords, and tracheal bronchial tree. Rigid bronchoscopy is used for both the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders. Rigid bronchoscopy is mostly used in emergency cases. It is complicated than flexible bronchoscopy.
There are many indications for rigid bronchoscopy, including bleeding or hemorrhage, foreign body extraction, deeper biopsy specimen when fiber-optic specimen is inadequate, dilation of tracheal or bronchial strictures, relief of airway obstruction, insertion of stents, and pediatric bronchoscopy. It is also used for tracheobronchial laser therapy or other mechanical tumor ablation.
Related Journals of Rigid Bronchoscopy
Journal of Asthma & Bronchitis, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, Pulmonary Medicine, Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.