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Flexible bronchoscopy as the first-choice method of removing foreign bodies from the airways of adults.

Authors
  • Rodrigues, Ascedio José
  • Oliveira, Eduardo Quintino
  • Scordamaglio, Paulo Rogério
  • Gregório, Marcelo Gervilla
  • Jacomelli, Márcia
  • Figueiredo, Viviane Rossi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicaça̋o oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
38
Issue
3
Pages
315–320
Identifiers
PMID: 22782601
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although rigid bronchoscopy is considered the gold standard for the removal of foreign bodies from the airways, our experience showed that flexible bronchoscopy can be safely and effectively used in the diagnosis and treatment of stable adult patients.

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