Bronchoscopy Test in Jaipur
Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic and therapeutic treatment that assists doctors in examining and treating chest problems. The bronchoscope is a tool with lights and a camera that is introduced into the patient's airways through the nose or mouth and guided to the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs. The use of a bronchoscope can help with:
- Any anomalies or blockage in the airway should be detected and observed.
- Obtain the infected tissue samples,
- Examine any bleeding areas of the airways and remove any foreign objects that may be in the way.
What is Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy test in Jaipur is a process in which a bronchoscope, a hollow, flexible tube, is introduced through the nose or mouth into the airways to offer a view of the tracheobronchial tree. It can also be used to collect bronchial and/or lung secretions, as well as to take tissue samples. Flexible bronchoscopy and stiff bronchoscopy are two forms of bronchoscopy.
- Flexible bronchoscopy is more common than rigid bronchoscopy since the former is often performed under local anesthetic but may also be performed under general anesthesia if necessary. It visualizes into the airway using a flexible, illuminated, thin, and long tube. It can enter deep into tiny airways and conduct diagnostics due to its thinness and flexibility.
- Stiff bronchoscopy in Jaipur, on the other hand, necessitates the use of a straight hollow metal tube and is conducted under general anesthesia. This approach is excellent for taking big amounts of tissue for biopsy and eliminating a blockage in the pipe in situations of an excessive lung hemorrhage.
Why it's Done
A Bronchoscopy test in Jaipur is an examination of your airways by your doctor. To access your lungs, your doctor will use a bronchoscope to thread a tool through your nose and down your throat. A light source and a viewing device or camera are attached to the end of the bronchoscope, which is constructed of a flexible fiber-optic polymer. Color video is compatible with most bronchoscopes, which helps your doctor document their findings. Your doctor can see all of the structures in your respiratory system using the bronchoscope, including your larynx, trachea, and the smaller airways of your lungs, such as the bronchi and bronchioles. A bronchoscopy can be used to identify the following conditions:
- pulmonary disease
- a growth
- an illness caused by a persistent cough
- Mucus, a foreign body, or any impediment in the airways or lungs, such as a tumor, must all be removed.
A tiny tube is inserted to keep an airway open (stent). Interventional bronchoscopy is used to treat a lung condition such as haemorrhage, an abnormal constriction of the airway (stricture), or a collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
If you have an abnormal chest X-ray or CT scan that indicates indications of an infection, a tumour, or a collapsed lung, your doctor may prescribe a bronchoscopy. The test is also used as a therapeutic tool on occasion. A bronchoscopy, for example, can help your doctor give medication to your lungs or remove an object stuck in your airways, such as a piece of food.
Risks in Bronchoscopy Test
The use of a bronchoscope irritates the lining of the airways, causing edoema and inflammation as well as hoarseness from the vocal chords being abraded. If the abrasion is severe enough, it might cause breathing problems or bleeding in the airway lining.
The bronchoscopy operation is also linked to a modest risk of arrhythmia, heart attacks, low blood oxygen (hypoxia), and pneumothorax (abnormal heart rhythm) (a puncture of the lungs that allows air to escape into the space between the lung and the chest wall). When a hard bronchoscope is used instead of a fiberoptic bronchoscope, the hazards are higher.
How You Prepare Before the Test
The patient is not permitted to eat anything after midnight before the bronchoscopy operation. Any allergies, any prescription medications, and pregnancy must be disclosed to the doctor. He would not be permitted to use any blood thinners prior to the treatment. During the procedure, all jewellery worn by the patient is asked to be removed, and the doctor's team executes the selected operation while monitoring the patient's heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen level. The patient will recover in 1 to 3 hours after the treatment, but will require help if anaesthesia is used. He may experience pain and a cough that will pass with time.
What You Can Expect (Before & After Bronchoscopy Test in Jaipur)
- Before the procedure The patient should fast for six to twelve hours before the surgery and not drink anything on the day of the treatment. Patients should not smoke for 24 hours before the surgery and should not take any aspirin or ibuprofen-like drugs. The bronchoscopy in Jaipur takes 45–60 minutes to complete. Several tests, including a chest x-ray and blood testing, are routinely performed prior to the bronchoscopy. An intravenous (IV) line will be placed in the patient’s arm if the bronchoscopy is performed under general anesthesia. Local anesthetic, which is injected into the nose or mouth, is most usually used during the surgery.
- After the procedure For the next two hours or until the anesthetic wears off, no food or drink should be ingested. If anything (even water) is consumed before the anesthesia wears off and the gag reflex returns, there is a substantial danger of choking. A spoon is put on the back of the tongue for a few seconds with gentle pressure to see if the gag response has returned. If no gagging occurs, the procedure is repeated after 15 minutes. In one to two hours, the gag reflex should recover. Before attempting to consume solid meals, the patient should be given ice chips or clear liquids. Patients are warned that the throat may be sore for many days after the anesthesia wears off.
Why choose Dr. Pankaj Gulati for Bronchoscopy Test in Jaipur
Dr. Pankaj Gulati is the greatest pulmonology specialist in Jaipur, having graduated from Govt. Medical College Kota with his MBBS in 2008. He graduated from the National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases with a DNB in Pulmonary Medicine. Following that, he completed his IDCCM at Fortis, Noida.
From June 2014 to January 2015, Dr. Pankaj Gulati (Pulmonologist in Jaipur) worked as a Senior Resident at the Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis in New Delhi. He then worked as a Senior Resident in the Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care at Fortis, Noida, till May 2016.
He also worked as a Senior Resident in the Pulmonary Department at the Medical College Hospital of Jaipur National University (JNU) and the Fortis Escort Hospital in Jaipur. He works as a consultant in the Shalby Multi speciality Hospital’s Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care. If you are facing any type of pulmonology problem then meet him at BreathClinic.
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