Bronchoscopic Appearances In Disease


Categories: BRONCHOSCOPY IN DISEASES OF THE TRACHEA AND BRONCHI
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

The first look should note

the color of the bronchial mucosa, due allowance being made for the

pressure of tubal contact, secretions, and the engorgement incident to

continued cough. The carina trachealis normally moves slowly forward

as well as downward during deep inspiration, returning quickly during

expiration. Impaired movement of the carina indicates peritracheal and

peribronchial pathology, the fixation being greatest in advanced

cancer. In children and in the smaller tubes of the adult, the

lengthening and dilatation of the bronchi during inspiration, and

their shortening and contraction during expiration are readily seen.





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