Pediatric bronchoscopy during a 17-year period.


From 1969 through 1985, 1032 pediatric bronchoscopies were performed on a total of 748 children under 16 years of age. Of the children 27.4% were under 6 months of age and the smallest patient weighed 600 g. Rigid bronchoscopes with a diameter ranging from 2.5 to 6 mm were used. A flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope with a diameter of 3.5 mm was used only… (More)


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