CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 463-464

Innovative use of damaged fiberoptic bronchoscope


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Kauvery Hospitals, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

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Khaja Mohideen Sherfudeen
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Kauvery Hospitals, No-1, K.C. Road, Tennur, Trichy - 620 017, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.189094

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Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope is a delicate instrument that can get damaged due to improper handling. Once damaged, this costly instrument becomes useless. We reported a case in which we used a damaged flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in overcoming a difficulty in advancing the endotracheal tube after visualization of the vocal cord with TruviewPCD in a patient with cervical spine injury.


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