Gangrene Of The Lung


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

Pulmonary gangrene has been followed by

recovery after the endobronchial injection of oily solutions of

gomenol and guaiacol (Guisez). The injections are readily made through

the laryngoscope without the insertion of a bronchoscope. A silk woven

catheter may be used with an ordinary glass syringe or a long-nozzled

laryngeal syringe, or a bronchoscopic syringe may be used.



Lung-mapping by a roentgenogram taken promptly after the

bronchoscopic insufflation of bismuth subnitrate powder or the

injection of a suspension of bismuth in liquid petrolatum is advisable

in most cases of pulmonary abscess before beginning any kind of

treatment.





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