Rigid Bronchoscopy and Foreign Body Removal
This chapter describes the endoscopic procedure for rigid bronchoscopy and foreign body removal. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as that found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: patient positioning, direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopic assessment, and (if indicated) foreign body removal.