Rigid bronchoscopes are used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for a wide range of indications in the bronchial system. Particularly in the case of foreign bodies or for interventional procedures such as tumor ablation or stent implant, rigid bronchoscopy has gained a reputation as the gold standard. The key factor with these techniques is to ensure that the working channel of the bronchoscope is as large as possible. This enables various forceps and instruments to be easily introduced synchronously or alone. Intubation has also been frequently problematic with the rigid bronchoscope tube. An integrated, optical view now makes introducing the bronchoscope significantly easier.
This instrument features a completely new method. The integrated telescope element allows a range of procedures to be carried out in full vision including insertion, manipulation and removal of stents, as well as removal of foreign bodies in the bronchial tract.
The bronchoscope allows continuous visualization of the bronchi even when forceps and other instruments are being used.
The new system permits greater freedom of movement for bronchologists and results in shorter treatment times for patients due to reduced work stages.
These rigid bronchoscopes feature a special integrated probe channel for measuring CO2 values. When these bronchoscopes were designed, ergonomic handling and low-weight design were a top priority.
The tubes are supplied in different diameters as a tracheoscope or bronchoscope. The optical XXL excavator forceps were designed to complement these instruments. They are supplied in two different jaw designs. Grasping jaws are used to remove large foreign bodies such as dental crowns or for holding Poliflex stents. Cutting jaws are used to remove denatured tissue and granulation tissue. The large jaw dimensions mean that both forceps are also ideal for dilating stenoses.
The most frequent indication for interventions with rigid bronchoscopes in pediatric medicine is for aspiration of foreign bodies.
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 bronchoscope tubes of different lengths and diameters. The supplementary instrument set comprises rigid endoscopes and the associated forceps. The use of specially designed optical forceps makes it easier for the user to recover the foreign body. It is only possible to select the optimum extraction technique appropriate for each foreign body, if a large range of instruments is available. This provides the platform for therapy with minimum complications.