Bronchoscopic Anatomy

  • Thomas Edrich


Fiber-optic bronchoscopy has become increasingly available to anesthesiologists. When combined with videoscopic capabilities and display to the entire surgical team, the bronchoscopist can ­contribute significantly to the surgical team as listed in Table 8-1.


Fiber-optic bronchoscopy Left mainstem bronchus Bronchoscopic view Anomalous RUL Anatomy Extrinsic Tracheal Compression Intrinsic Tracheal Obstruction Tracheomalacia Lobar Torsion 

Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Edrich
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  1. 1.Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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