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Bronchoscopy: Bronchoscopy is endoscopic visualization of the tracheobronchial tree for diagnosis and treatment (excision) of a tracheobronchial tumor or foreign object. A lighted instrument with a video camera on the end (bronchoscope) is inserted into the mouth and down to the trachea.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Bronchoscopy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Bronchoscopy:

  • Biopsy
  • Tracheobronchial tree tumor
  • Foreign object

Anesthetic Requirements for Bronchoscopy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Bronchoscopy may include:

Procedure Complications: Bronchoscopy

Possible surgical complications of Bronchoscopy may include:

Bronchoscopy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Bronchoscopy: A few to ten days if biopsy taken.

Descriptions of Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy: A diagnostic procedure involving the use of a bronchoscope to examine the inside of the airways for abnormalities such as bleeding, inflammation or foreign bodies.

Bronchoscopy: A procedure in which a thin, lighted tube is inserted through the nose or mouth. This allows examination of the inside of the trachea and bronchi (air passages that lead to the lung), as well as the lung. Bronchoscopy may be used to detect cancer or to perform some treatment procedures.
Source: National Institute of Health

Bronchoscopy : endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
Source: CRISP

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