Due to a strong increase in the number of indications requiring its use, rigid bronchoscopy is making a strong comeback in the field of interventional pulmonology. Use of the rigid bronchoscope is essential for stent placement or resection of large amounts of tissue, and also allows safe and selective control of excessive bleeding, should it occur. The key factor with these techniques is to ensure optimal space in the working channel. This enables various forceps and instruments to be easily introduced simultaneously or alone.
This instrument features a new method to rigid bronchoscopy. The integrated telescope element allows a range of procedures to be carried out in full vision including: quick intubation, manipulation and removal of stents, a number of therapy solutions and even foreign body removal. The new system permits greater freedom of movement for pulmonologists and results in shorter treatment times for patients due to reduced work stages.
These rigid bronchoscopes feature a special integrated probe channel for measuring CO2 values. When these bronchoscopes were designed, ergonomic handling and low-weight design were a top priority.
The tubes are supplied in different diameters as a tracheoscope or bronchoscope. The optical XXL excavator forceps were designed to complement these instruments. They are supplied in two different jaw designs. Grasping jaws are used to remove large foreign bodies such as dental crowns or for holding Poliflex stents. Cutting jaws are used to remove denatured tissue and granulation tissue. The large jaw dimensions mean that both forceps are also ideal for dilating stenosis.
The most frequent indication for interventions with rigid bronchoscopes in pediatric medicine is for aspiration of foreign bodies.
Speed is absolutely essential when providing children with emergency care. A prerequisite for bronchoscopy involving tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children is an instrument set with bronchoscope tubes of different lengths and diameters. The supplementary instrument set comprises rigid endoscopes and the associated forceps. The use of specially designed optical forceps makes it easier for the user to recover the foreign body. It is only possible to select the optimum extraction technique appropriate for each foreign body, if a large range of instruments is available. This provides the platform for therapy with minimum complications.