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Fibre optic bronchoscopy.

  • Hugh-Jones, Philip.
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Dr Philip Hugh-Jones, King's College Hospital, demonstrates a rigid bronchoscope and a fibre optic bronchoscope. He then performs a fibre optic bronchoscopy on a 55-year-old female patient and takes a biopsy from her lung.


London : University of London Audio-Visual Centre, [date of publication not identified]

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1 encoded moving image (20 min.) : sound, color.



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University of London

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In English

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Presented by Dr Philip Hugh-Jones, King's College Hospital, made by University of London Audio-Visual Centre for British Postgraduate Medical Federation.


This video is one of around 310 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest. The lectures mostly take place in a small and intimate studio setting and are often face-to-face. The lecturers use a wide variety of resources to illustrate their points, including film clips, slides, graphs, animated diagrams, charts and tables as well as 3-dimensional models and display boards with movable pieces. Some of the lecturers are telegenic while some are clearly less comfortable about being recorded; all are experts in their field and show great enthusiasm to share both the latest research and the historical context of their specialist areas.


Segment 1 Opening credits. Dr Hugh-Jones introduces the topic of bronchoscopy and demonstrates both a rigid bronchoscope and a fibre optic one. He explains how to take a biopsy using the bronchoscopes and also points out that rigid bronchoscopy is still used in 5-10% of cases. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:07:05:00 Length: 00:07:05:00
Segment 2 A chest x-ray of a 55-year-old female patient is seen, with a small shadow near a rib. She is then seen being prepared for the fibre optic bronchoscopy procedure in hospital. She is given a local anaesthetic and an injection of lignocaine. Dr Hugh-Jones asks the patient is she is ready. Time start: 00:07:05:00 Time end: 00:10:57:19 Length: 00:03:52:19
Segment 3 Hugh-Jones takes the bronchoscope and performs the procedure, describing what he does as he goes on. He inserts the bronchoscope up the patient's nose; views from the bronchoscope are shown on a screen. He directs the bronchoscope to the area that he wishes to see. Time start: 00:10:57:19 Time end: 00:15:15:00 Length: 00:04:17:06
Segment 4 The procedure continues. Hugh-Jones takes a biopsy and some brushings from the area. The procedure ends and he tells the patient to eat or drink nothing for two hours. End credits. Time start: 00:15:15:00 Time end: 00:20:06:20 Length: 00:04:51:20


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