Kara D. Meister, MD, FAAP, FACS is Clinical Assistant Professor, Aerodigestive & Airway Reconstruction Center, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
This book is a quick reference guide and atlas for performing bronchoscopy in pediatric patients. It offers a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating the perspectives of pediatric pulmonology, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, and respiratory therapy by outlining important anatomic and physiologic considerations. It describes the basic and advanced techniques in performing flexible, rigid, and special bronchoscopy maneuvers and approaches. This book enhances the reader’s understanding of the critical skill of clinical evaluation and management of the pediatric airway. It is addressed to junior and senior trainees as well as early- and late-career clinicians involved in pediatric bronchoscopy as an on-the-go guide.