Pulmonary Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Bronchoscopy in Rural Areas?

Table 4

Complications to the 103 bronchoscopies.

Transbronchial Non-transbronchial

None1089
Minor, not life-threatening(1)2 (15%)1 (1,1%)
Serious(2) (pneumothorax with drain)1 (8%)0

(1) BTS definition [1]: Vasovagal reaction, fever, arrhythmia, bleeds, airway obstruction, pneumothorax without the need of drain, nausea, vomiting. (2) BTS definition [1]: Respiratory depression, pneumonia, pneumothorax in need of chest drain tube, airway obstruction, cardiorespiratory arrest, arrhythmia, pulmonary edema.

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