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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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VIALAT SOTO, Vivian; GARCIA ESTRADA, Ilsa  and  TORRIENTE OFARRIL, Delfina. Fibroendoscopia respiratoria en pediatría. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2000, vol.72, n.1, pp.15-20. ISSN 0034-7531.

The bronchofiberoscopy is an essential technique in Services of Pediatric Pneumology. In Medical-Surgical Research Center (CIMEQ), it is possible a sys-tematic application of this technique, in coordination with "Centro Habana" teaching Children Hospital. From January 1997 to January 1999, we performed 109 screenings, which were without endotracheal intubation as well as local anesthesia, using LF-1 Olympo device. Larger group of patients included children from 1 to 3 years old (50.0 %); indications for fiberendoscopy were from affections of upper respiratory tract (22.2 %) and of lower respiratory tract (77.7 %). Bronchoalveolar lavage in patients presenting with pneumonia was useful in 69.7 % of cases. There weren´t significant complications in study.


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