• During the past decade, fiberoptic bronchoscopy has proved to be a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic procedure with a low complication rate. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy performed while the patient is given a topical anesthetic is shown to be safe, expeditious, economical, and well suited in the treatment of selected outpatients.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:30-31)
Ackart RS, Foreman DR, Klayton RJ, Donlan CJ, Munzel TL, Schuler MA. Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Outpatient Facilities, 1982. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(1):30-31. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350010032006