Flexible bronchoscopy under 10 kg.

Gibson, N.A., Coutts, J.A. and Paton, J.Y. (1994) Flexible bronchoscopy under 10 kg. Respiratory Medicine, 88(2), pp. 131-134. (doi:10.1016/0954-6111(94)90025-6)

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We report 35 bronchoscopies performed in 27 post-neonatal subjects weighing less than 10 kg using an Olympus BC3F20 (3.5 mm diameter) bronchoscope. Twenty-three procedures were performed primarily for investigation of airway anatomy and 12 primarily for broncho-alveolar lavage. Mild oxygen desaturation responsive to increased O2 administration was common. Major complications were infrequent with two children developing lower respiratory tract infection and one patient requiring ventilation overnight. The diagnostic yield was high with 76% of studies in children suspected of airway anomalies proving positive. We conclude that bronchoscopy in this age group is well tolerated and identifies a significant number of abnormalities.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paton, Dr James
Authors: Gibson, N.A., Coutts, J.A., and Paton, J.Y.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Respiratory Medicine
Journal Abbr.:Respir. Med.
ISSN (Online):1532-3064
Published Online:21 April 2004

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