The literature of bronchoscopy published during the last year clearly indicates that the bronchoscopist of the future will be engaged with the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease in hundreds of cases to one of foreign body.
In a masterful review of the subject of peroral endoscopy, André Soulas1 refers to the remarkable developments in technic that have justified the practitioner in resorting without hesitation to the bronchoscopist for both the diagnosis and the treatment of pulmonary disease. He refers to the diagnosis, by bronchoscopy, of compression stenosis of the trachea due to aneurysm, mediastinal tumors, substernal goiter, thymic hypertrophy, adenopathy, tracheal urticaria, benign and malignant tumors of the bronchi and lungs, gummas and cancer of the adjacent portion of the esophagus. He believes strongly in the efficacy of bronchoscopic treatment of chronic bronchial and pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma and suppurative foci. Excellent results have been obtained
CLERF LH. PROGRESS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: PERORAL ENDOSCOPY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;3(3):265–281. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00580010287008
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