Indications and Contraindications for Bronchoscopy as an Office Procedure

Part of the Developments in Surgery book series (DISU, volume 3)


Bronchoscopy, an examination of growing importance for modern lung diagnosis can be, by itself, dangerous even fatal for the patient. It is therefore of great interest, in order to minimize the risks, to determine what patient has to undergo and what doctor is legitimated to execute this fascinating investigation. I am convinced that bronchoscopy with rigid and flexible instruments will spread over from hospital to private office, this development being catalysed by the tremendous success of fiberoptic. But we have to make a careful selection of both: patients and doctors, to avoid a decrease of accuracy and reliability in future.


Careful Selection Coronary Insufficiency Bronchial Biopsy Transbronchial Biopsy Therapeutic Aspect 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague/ Boston/ London 1981

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