176 – Endoscopic haemostasis

176 - Endoscopic hemostasis

This small “bronchial plug” of rolled gauze allows to stop a serious hemorrhage when the bronchus is occluded with it. It is applied directly with the rigid bronchoscopy clamp. The long linen thread that holds it will come out through the patient’s mouth and at the moment of removing it, it is only necessary to … Read more

174 – Stony Clot

174 - Blood clot "petrified"

Although the title exaggerates its condition, large blood clots that are not removed in time suffer from drying and hardening that require a rigid bronchoscopy for removal. Most commonly occurs in patients who are under respiratory assistance with insufficiently humidified gaseous mixture.

171 – Blood clot

After a few days, the clot begins to fade, gradually abandoning its original burgundy color. A few more days: before being spontaneously eliminated, the clot, now pale yellowish, retracts, losing volume and increasing its consistency, so that it can be confused with a neoformation.