Event Specialty: Bronchoscopy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AATS has cancelled their in-person conference. However, AATS 2020 will be hosting a virtual conference.
Auris is excited to participate in the 2020 AATS Virtual Conference as part of the Ethicon team, a J&J division.
Ethicon is a Bronze Sponsor of the AATS Virtual Conference and will be hosting a microsite page to showcase Ethicon, Auris MONARCH®, DePuy Synthes and C-SATS.
The program is complimentary and can be viewed by providing your name and email address on the AATS website.Learn More About AATS Virtual Conference
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.