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Bronchoscopy 

Bronchoscopy
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Bronchoscopy
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0057
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date: 15 October 2019

Bronchoscopy 340

Bronchoscopy involves the passage of a fibreoptic bronchoscope, through the upper airways, past the vocal cords, and into the lungs. The upper and lower airways can be examined, samples can be taken for diagnosis, and treatment can be carried out if necessary. There are only a few indications for urgent bronchoscopy, which are discussed below. The opinion of a respiratory physician should be sought....

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