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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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