ENT Direct Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy, Esophagoscopy and Esophageal Biopsy.
In the operating room, a thin tube with a light, camera and telescope is passed directly into the airways and esophagus in order to provide a detailed examination.
*Optimal visualization of the airways and esophagus
*Ability to test for reflux and infection
*Pictures can be taken for documentation
*Secretions can be suctioned
*Foreign bodies can be removed
This procedure is done in the operating room by highly skilled surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses in order to decrease the possibility of complications.
RISKS MAY RARELY INCLUDE:
*Loosening of teeth
*Swelling in the airway and esophagus
*Air leak into area around lungs or in chest cavity
*Injury to airway
*Decreased oxygen level in blood
*Spasm in the airway
*Irregular heart rhythm
*Stomach contents entering lungs
*Infection in lungs
*Esophageal perforation, injury