What Is Bronchoscopy?

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Bronchoscopy is a procedure that lets doctors look at your lungs and air passages. During bronchoscopy, a thin tube (bronchoscope) is passed through your nose or mouth, down your throat and into your lungs. Normally bronchoscopy is performed when you have persistent cough, infection and something unusual seen on a chest X-ray or other test. Bronchoscopy can also be used to obtain samples of mucus or tissue, or to remove foreign bodies or other blockages from the airways or lungs. Keywords: bronchoscopy
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Bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the lung’s airways to find the cause of a lung problem. It can be used for diagnosis of these conditions: persistent or unexplained cough and blood in the sputum. It can also be used for treatment—to remove foreign bodies in the airway or to remove a mass or growth that is blocking the airway. The procedure doesn’t cause any pain. However, all procedures may involve risk or complications, bronchoscopy may cause the following potential complication: nose bleeding, vocal cord injury, irregular heart beats, bleeding from the site of biopsy and punctured lung.
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