Patients that have respiratory tract disease that cannot be diagnosed with xrays, ultrasound, or other laboratory tests or that do not respond to symptomatic treatment are potential candidates for bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible scope is inserted into the airways. This scope contains a viewing device that allows the visual examination of the lower airways.
Bronchoscopy may be used for the following purposes:
Bronchoscopy requires not only specialized equipment, but a great amount of expertise to carry out the procedure and appropriate patient monitoring. The team at Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette is well equipped to perform bronchoscopy on dogs and cats when indicated.
Similiar to bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy utilizes a small, flexible, endoscope to evaluate the nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx and larynx.
Rhinoscopy may be used for the following purposes:
As with bronchoscopy, Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette, IL is proud to be one of a few practices in the area with the ability to offer rhinoscopy to our patients suffering from upper airway disorders. This minimally invasive procedure often finds answers where other more traditional diagnostics prove limited. For more information call us today at 847-251-2600.