The first optically fully integrated, rigid bronchoscope The optically fully-integrated rigid "TEXAS" Bronchoscope was developed in cooperation with Dr. Garrett Walsh*. This instrument is used for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, for interventions such as biopsy, tumor resection, removal of foreign bodies, and insertion or removal of stents. The key factor with these techniques is to ensure that the working channel of the bronchoscope is as large as possible. This enables various forceps and instruments to be easily introduced synchronously or alone. Intubation has also been frequently problematic with the rigid bronchoscope tube. An integrated, optical view now makes introducing the bronchoscope significantly easier. The integrated endoscope is well protected with separate channels for telescope and instruments.
- Type of endoscope: : bronchoscope
- Shaft: : with working channel, rigid
- Optics: : wide-angle