Category Archives: Bronchoscopy

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Conclusion

The primary goal in postoperative patients is to increase the functional residual capacity (FRC). Any maneuver which emphasizes inflation- will increase lung volume and maintain patency of the smaller airways. Incentive spirometry, vigorous coughing, and deep breathing exercises, postural drainage, … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Outcome

Physical therapy modalities of chest percussion and drainage appear to be most effective in those patients who produce large amounts of sputum. Others have shown that such modalities may result in a significant fall in Pa02 in acutely ill nonsurgical … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Discussion

This study attempted to answer the question as to whether or not immediate postoperative FOB could decrease the incidence of atelectasis in a population who were well-known to be at risk for this complication. At our institution, patients undergoing lobectomies … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Postoperative Atelectasis and Need for Bronchoscopy

Postoperative atelectasis developed in four patients in group 1 (patients 2, 3, 7 and 8). Only one of these (patient 3) required a therapeutic bronchoscopy for lobar atelectasis on the operative side, which persisted for the 72 hours of the … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Results

The mean age of group 1 was 57 (range 36 to 83) and in group 2 was 64 (range 40 to 78) (Table 1). The difference was not statistically significant. There was no difference in baseline arterial blood gas values, … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis: Materials and Methods

Descriptive data of the patients in the study are shown in Table 1. In group 1, eight of ten patients underwent resection for primary lung carcinoma. The remaining two were diagnosed as having a granulomatous process. Nine patients in group … Continue reading

Utility of Immediate Postlobectomy Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Preventing Atelectasis

Atelectasis is one of the most common postoperative complications encountered in the management of lung carcinoma. It may lead to impairment of gas exchange, superinfection, and result in prolonged hospitalization or even mortality. Development of atelectasis may be particularly hazardous … Continue reading