Utility of Bronchoscope in Thoracic Surgery

  • Antonio Villalonga
  • Mohamed El Tahan


This chapter presents the uses of reusable and single-use flexible bronchoscopy for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. It also emphasizes the recommendations for safe bronchoscopy and crucial roles of anesthesiologists to provide safe sedation or anesthesia during these interventions particularly in the bronchoscopy cabinet and during the perioperative period of thoracic surgery.


Anesthesia Bronchoscope Single-use Reusable Therapeutic Diagnostic Thoracic surgery Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Villalonga
    • 1
  • Mohamed El Tahan
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareCentre Hospitalier MonkoleKinshasaCongo
  2. 2.Anesthesiology DepartmentKing Fahd Hospital of the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal UniversityDammamSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive CareMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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