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Article
September 1940

A NEW BRONCHOSCOPE FOR EXAMINATION OF THE BRONCHI TO THE UPPER LOBES

Author Affiliations

UTICA, N. Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):530-531. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020534016

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Abstract

The often present desire actually to look upward into the bronchi to the upper lobes was brought to a focus recently by the appearance of a patient with an

Diagram of the new bronchoscope, showing the small mirror attached to the lip end.

obscure pathologic condition in the upper lobe of the right lung. The idea of fixing a mirror to the end of a bronchoscope came to mind. A review of the recent catalogs of instruments revealed no listing of such an instrument. One was devised, therefore, by attaching a small postnasal mirror to the lip end of a 9 mm. bronchoscope. The mirror was hinged to the instrument with a small double hinge from a pair of spectacles. The angle of the mirror was rendered controllable by the application of a push rod extending the length of the bronchoscope in the groove made by the light carrier, as

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