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July 1980

Practical Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310071028

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Practical Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy is a short, easily readable book aimed at orienting the beginning endoscopist to the techniques of fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The authors begin with a brief discussion of the advantages of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy vs the conventional rigid open-tube methods and proceed to describe the equipment used for this purpose in their clinics. Photographs are numerous and should prove very helpful in selecting bronchoscopes and forceps where unfamiliarity with this equipment exists. The practical aspects of performing a fiberoptic examination of the larynx and tracheobronchial tree under local anesthetic are also covered.

A major portion of this book is devoted to detailed descriptions of the anatomy of the tracheobronchial tree. Since the advent of the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope, the nomenclature of this region of the body has expanded and become infinitely more complex, and this book serves well as a reference text in this area. Numerous high-quality photographs of

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