Laryngoscopes for children are used to create a passageway into the larynx and pharynx. They are deployed to visualize the entrance to the larynx and for inserting tubes (e.g. intubation, tracheoscope, bronchoscope), endoscopes (rigid and/or flexible) or working instruments (e.g. forceps, scissors, cotton-wool carriers, electrodes, etc.).
Aspiration of foreign bodies forms the most frequent indication for interventions using laryngoscopes in pediatric medicine.
Since the patients range from newborns with low birth weight to adolescents (teenagers), the existing children’s bronchoscope was expanded by several laryngoscopes.
Rigid bronchoscopes are used to remove foreign bodies and to examine the deep airways.
Speed is absolutely essential when providing children with emergency care. A prerequisite for bronchoscopy involving tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children is an instrument set with laryngoscopes, bronchoscope tubes of different lengths and diameters, the associated bronchoscope telescopes, and a sufficiently large range of forceps and specific instruments, such as the special optical forceps for recovery of foreign bodies.
It is only possible to select the optimum extraction technique appropriate for each foreign body, if this large range of instruments is available. This provides the basis for therapy with minimum complications.
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