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Vol. 14 - Num. 55

Special Articles

Pediatric bronchoscopy: a useful and safe tool

Elena Alonso Villána, Blanca Álvarez Fernándezb, O Carvajal del Castilloa, Iván Carabaño Aguadoc

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
cSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Infantil. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: E Alonso. E-mail: elena.alonso@hospitalreyjuancarlos.es

Reference of this article: Alonso Villán E, Álvarez Fernández B, Carvajal del Castillo O, Carabaño Aguado I. Pediatric bronchoscopy: a useful and safe tool. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:e31-e36.

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Abstract

With smaller miniaturized fiber bronchoscopy available and thanks to continuous research and work a number of pediatric pneumology units have carried out, a revolution in the pediatric fiber bronchoscopy field has taken place in our country in the last few years.

However, and despite having a variety of uses, this technique is still strongly and almost exclusively related to foreign body removal. This paper aims to widen the scope of pediatric fiber bronchoscopy indications, by reviewing and updating all the other diagnostic and therapeutic applications this safe and useful tool has.

Keywords

Bronchoscopy Diagnostic techniques and procedures Patient safety

 

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