Pediatric bronchography performed through the flexible bronchoscope

Eur J Radiol. 1993 Feb;16(2):158-61. doi: 10.1016/0720-048x(93)90016-g.


Ten children, ranging in age from 2 months to 16 years, were evaluated by bronchograms performed during bronchoscopy. Nine of the ten children had significant pathology demonstrated by the bronchogram that elucidated findings unclear from other imaging procedures at the time of bronchoscopy. Despite the generally negative opinions about the utility of bronchograms in children, information obtained by bronchography can be quite useful. Bronchography during bronchoscopy proved to be quick, simple, and safe.

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi
  • Bronchiectasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bronchography / methods*
  • Bronchoscopes*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lung / abnormalities