Anaesthesia of choice for rigid bronch-oscopy:
|B||General anaesthesia with intubation|
|C||General anaesthesia with high frequency ventilation|
General anaesthesia with high frequency ventilation
a. Rigid bronchoscopy is usually performed for removal of foreign body.
b. The bronchoscope occupies the trachea so intubation is not possible thereby patient is ventilated through a small port of bronchoscope by high frequency jet ventilation. Again apnea and insufflation methods are not preferred.