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Pages 91-98 (May - June 1981)
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Vol. 17. Issue 3.
Pages 91-98 (May - June 1981)
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La broncoscopia en cirugia toracica
Bronchoscopy in thoracic surgery
F. Canseco Gonzalez, J.M. Rodriguez Paniagua, C. Hernandez Ortiz, F. Paniagua Montero, M. Casillas Pajuelo
Servicio de Cirugía Torácica. Ciudad Sanitaria de la S. S. La Paz. Universidad Autónoma. Madrid
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En el presente trabajo se refiere la utilidad de la broncoscopia en un Servicio de Cirugía Torácica, a propósito de las exploraciones practicadas durante 30 meses (650 broncofibroscopias y 20 broncoscopias rígidas).Se establecen tres tipos de indicación (diagnóstica, terapéutica y combinada) y se analizan sus apartados.

Se comenta la rentabilidad de la biopsia, bronquial y transbronquial, en los 135 tumores filiados y las alternativas actuales para una mayor precocidad diagnóstica.

Se resalta la importancia de la broncoscopia en la valoración quirúrgica de los enfermos torácicos, tanto en el preoperatorio como en algunos postoperatorios, y se comparan nuestros resultados con los de la literatura.


In this paper the authors discuss the utility of bronchoscopy in their department of thoracic surgery, based on the explorations carried out over a period of 30 months (650 bronchofibroscopies and 20 rigid bronchoscopies). They establish three types of indications (diagnosis, therapy and combined).

They comment on the performance of bronchial and transbronchial biopsies in 135 associated tumors and current alternatives for greater diagnostical precociousness.

Finally, they emphasize the importance of bronchoscopy in the surgical evaluation of thoracic patients in the preoperative as well as in the postoperative period and compare their results with other published results in medical bibliography.

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