Bronchoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Shihab SugeirEmail author
  • Alice Gallo de Moraes


  • Diagnostic
    • Verification of endotracheal (ET) tube position.

    • Collection of bronchial secretions for cultures.

    • Identification of hemoptysis source.

    • Thoracic trauma.

    • Evaluation of inhalation injuries.

  • Therapeutic
    • Awake intubation.

    • Clearance of retained secretions.

    • Foreign body/mucus plug removal.

    • Guidance to bedside percutaneous tracheostomy placement.

    • Balloon placement/selective airway intubation in cases of massive hemoptysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keck School of Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyLAC-USC Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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