B R O N C H O S C O P Y
P A T I E N T R E G I S T R A T I O N
Outside of office hours (from Monday to Thursday after 4:30pm; Friday after 3pm, at the weekend and holidays) the Bronchoskopy-Service can be contacted by mobile phone (17-8505).
If the mobile phone cannot be contacted, you can ask for privat telephone numbers on Unit 14a (2142).
T H E R A N G E O F S E R V I C E S
The endoscopy-department makes 5500 bronchoscopies yearly.
The range of services includes:
• flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
• Implantation of the tracheal or bronchial stent
• endobronchial and transbronchial biopsies
• Bronchoalveoläre Lavage
• endoscopic lung volume reduction
• removal of foreign bodies
• Endoscopic hemostasis
• percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy
• Argon Plasma coagulation
• bronchoplasty (balloon dilatation)
• endobronchialer Ultraschall
The clinic offers a 24-hour emergency service and cares about nine intensive wards.
O U T P A T I E N T E X A M I N A T I O N
The Clinic for Pneumology offers outpatient bronchoscopy on referral. . Necessary for the examination are current X-ray or in consultation CT-scans. We need as well a blood count and coagulation level (Quick/PTT), which should not be more than seven days old. The patients should refrain from eating for at least 6 hours and from drinking for at least 2 hours before the bronchoscopy. If medication must be taken, you should consult us first.
Usually a bronchoscopy takes 10-15 minutes and can be carried out on the awake patient or with sedative medication.
After the bronchoscopy a 1-2 hours follow-up period is required. Sometimes also a new x-ray image is necessary. During the first 12-24 hours after the bornchoscopy nausea, vomiting and fever may occur.
In the case of feverish temperatures lasting longer than 24 hours, it is important to consult a doctor or us. After the collection of the tissue a soft blood cough is not uncommon.
I N P A T I E N T E X A M I N A T I O N
Registrations should be completed exclusively using the electronic order Management.
The following prerequisites are required:
• Patient education and written consent one day prior to the examination
• blood count and coagulation (Quick, PTT) not older than 7 days
• from patients with coagulation disorders or thrombcytopenia we need the blood results on the examination day
• X-ray and CT images must be available at the examination
• the patient must be sober, this means no eating for at least 6 hours and no drinking for at least 2 hours