Thematic series
Diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy and accessory techniques
Broncofibroscopia diagnóstica e técnicas acessórias
J. Dionísio
Serviço de Pneumologia, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa de Francisco Gentil, EPE, Lisboa, Portugal
Received 05 November 2011, Accepted 15 December 2011
Abstract

We reviewed the most important diagnostic procedures implemented by means of flexible bronchoscopy, including bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial brushing and biopsy, transbronchial lung biopsy and transbronchial needle aspiration.

We reviewed the tools, techniques and potential complications of this examination.

Resumo

Foram revistos os mais importantes procedimentos diagnósticos aplicados através de broncoscopia flexível, nomeadamente o lavado broncoalveolar, a biopsia e o escovado brônquico, a biopsia pulmonar transbrônquica e a punção aspirativa transbrônquica.

Foram revistos os instrumentos necessários, as técnicas e as possíveis complicações deste exame.

Keywords
Flexible bronchoscopy, Ancillary techniques, Complications
Palavras-chave
Broncoscopia flexível, Técnicas auxiliares, Complicações

Metrics

  • Impact Factor: 1.560(2016)
  • 5-years Impact Factor: 1,100
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):0,29
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):0,685