There is a paucity of published data regarding the optimal type of anesthesia and ventilation strategies during rigid bronchoscopy.
The aim of this study is to report the procedural and anesthesia-related complications with rigid bronchoscopy using total intravenous anesthesia and spontaneous assisted ventilation.
This study suggests that therapeutic rigid bronchoscopy can be safely performed with total intravenous anesthesia and spontaneous assisted ventilation in patients with central airway obstruction, significant comorbidities, and a high ASA class.
The only significant modifiable variable predicting the 30-day mortality was the duration of the procedure.
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SourceMurgu S, Laxmanan B, Stoy S, et al. Evaluation of Safety and Short-term Outcomes of Therapeutic Rigid Bronchoscopy Using Total Intravenous Anesthesia and Spontaneous Assisted Ventilation. Respiration. 2019 Dec 18:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000504679.