Laser resection of endobronchial lesions: Use of the rigid and flexible bronchoscopes

David J. Sugarbaker, Steven J. Mentzer, Gary Strauss, Marvin P. Fried

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The rigid bronchoscope has been the mainstay of therapy for resecting obstructive neoplasms of the trachea and main-stem bronchi. A technique using the rigid bronchoscope and simultaneously a flexible scope allows for the advantages of rigid bronchoscopy with the advantages of highly accurate fiber-directed laser resections via the flexible scope. Patient selection is discussed so that candidates for laser resection will receive maximum palliative benefit. A detailed description of the technique and potential hazards of the procedure is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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