Lung cancer is the # 1 cancer killer – claiming more victims each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. During the early stage of lung cancer, diagnosing small, peripheral nodules safely can be very difficult. The Monarch™ Platform was designed to overcome the challenges physicians face when biopsying a peripheral lung nodule.
The Monarch™ Platform integrates a variety of technologies designed to empower physicians with greater reach, uninterrupted vision, and meticulous control. The Monarch™ Platform maintains vision throughout the procedure, especially during the most critical step - the biopsy.
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).