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What is fiberoptic intubation and how is it done?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Intubation is the insertion of a breathing tube into the windpipe (trachea).
Usually it is done through the mouth with an instrument called a laryngoscope. Sometimes it is necessary to use a fiberoptic bronchoscope, either through the nose or the mouth. The area will be numbed. The fiberoptic scope is used to get a good view of the vocal cords, then the breathing tube is advanced into the airway.

In brief: Carefully!

Intubation is the insertion of a breathing tube into the windpipe (trachea).
Usually it is done through the mouth with an instrument called a laryngoscope. Sometimes it is necessary to use a fiberoptic bronchoscope, either through the nose or the mouth. The area will be numbed. The fiberoptic scope is used to get a good view of the vocal cords, then the breathing tube is advanced into the airway.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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