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May 1982

Removal of Bronchial Foreign Bodies in Children: Use of a New Minioptical Telescope

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(5):265-266. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790530001001

• New optical telescopes have been introduced for pediatric bronchoscopy and removal of foreign bodies in the bronchi. One is a flexible telescope (diameter, 1.8 mm). The other is a rigid telescope (diameter, 1.6 mm). Each contains both image and light channels. Each telescope is easily inserted into the side port of the conventional ventilating bronchoscope. Advantages of using these optical telescopes are magnification of image and achievement of an unobstructed view during manipulation with forceps.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:265-266)