oa South African Medical Journal - Bronchoscopy*
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Feb 1948|
|Pages||138 - 141|
|Keyword(s)||Anaesthesia, Bronchoscopy, Distal illumination and Proximal illumination|
*Read at the S.A. Medical Congress, East London, October 6 to 11, 1947. The particular problems concerning anaesthesia for the surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis have been outlined. Certain desiderata have been stressed. Pre- and post-operative treatment has been discussed. Techniques for local and general anaesthesia have been descriptionbed. The importance of bronchial blocking has been stressed, and a descriptionption of the blocker and its usage given. The relative merits of local and general anaesthesia for lobectomy and pneumonectomy have been compared.
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