Tubes, Bronchial, Endoscopic Decompression
Definition : Decompression bronchial tubes designed to remove air, liquid, or other substances from the bronchi (i.e., decompression) through an endoscope. These devices typically consist of a clear single or double-lumen plastic tube (frequently including stylets) that is inserted into the bronchi through the working channel of a bronchoscope and connected to an external suction device at its proximal end to provide suction of secretions, mucous, or foreign objects. Bronchial suction tubes are used in patients who have chronic bronchial obstructions, after tracheal surgery, and in cases of copious suppurations from very serious pneumopathies.
Entry Terms : "Endoscopic Decompression Tubes, Bronchial" , "Bronchoscopic Aspirating Tubes" , "Tubes, Bronchoscopic Aspirating"
UMDC code : 16399