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- adjective Of or pertaining to
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- adjective of or relating to an instrument for examining the interior of the bronchi
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But CT and bronchoscopic techniques are really taking the lead.
Acute pulmonary abscess from other causes may require bronchoscopic drainage and gentle dilatation of the swollen and narrowed bronchi leading to it.
Endotracheal and endobronchial malignancy ulcerate early, and are characterized by the bronchoscopic view of a bleeding mass of fungating tissue bathed in pus and secretion, usually foul.
_Lung-mapping_ by a roentgenogram taken promptly after the bronchoscopic insufflation of bismuth subnitrate powder or the injection of a suspension of bismuth in liquid petrolatum is advisable in most cases of pulmonary abscess before beginning any kind of treatment.
The limitations of bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies are usually manifested in the failure to find a small foreign body which has entered a minute bronchus far down and out toward the periphery.
A bronchoscopic clinic should at all times be in the same state of preparedness for emergency as is everywhere required of a fire-engine house.
Chronic lung-abscess is often successfully treated by weekly bronchoscopic lavage with 20 cc.
Many lives have been saved by the bronchoscopic removal of membrane obstructing the trachea or bronchi.
The pulmotor and similar mechanisms are, perhaps, the best things the use of which can be taught to laymen; but as compared to bronchoscopic oxygen insufflation they are woefully inefficient, because the intraoral pressure forces the tongue back over the laryngeal orifice, obstructing the airway in this "death zone."
A silk woven catheter may be used with an ordinary glass syringe or a long-nozzled laryngeal syringe, or a bronchoscopic syringe may be used.