Complications of flexible bronchoscopy in children: prospective study of 1,328 procedures.

  title={Complications of flexible bronchoscopy in children: prospective study of 1,328 procedures.},
  author={Jacques de Blic and Valentine Marchac and Pierre Scheinmann},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={20 5},
Complications of flexible bronchoscopy (FB) were prospectively evaluated during 1,328 diagnostic procedures in children, not in intensive care units. A total 92.8% of the procedures were performed in conscious patients under sedation and 7.2% under deep sedation. Supplementary oxygen was provided in approximately 80% of cases via endoscopic face mask (n=783) or nasal prongs (n=290). At least one complication was recorded in 91 cases (6.9%). Minor complications (n=69; 5.2%) included moderate and… CONTINUE READING


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