Bronchoscopy


Specialty of Pulmonary Disease

Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic test used to display and collect secretions or tissue samples of the respiratory tract (larynx, trachea and larger bronchi) and diagnose multiple related diseases such as pulmonary obstruction, malignant tumors, biopsies or extraction of liquids for further study, besides being used for therapeutic purposes. This test is prescribed in cases where there is bleeding from airways, persistent cough without cause, altered the results of a chest x-ray, in monitoring infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, or where necessary remove foreign bodies. Performing hard pulmonary bronchoscopy between 15 and 20 minutes and is well tolerated test involves the introduction of a rigid or flexible tube (as the case may be a local or general anesthetic), through nose or mouth to the bronchi, by aspiration to collect secretions or samples.
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