Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy

During bronchoscopy, your doctor will put a thin flexible tube (bronchoscope) into your nose or mouth. Then he or she will move it gently down your throat to look at the larger airways (bronchi) to your lungs.

Current as of: June 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Robert L. Cowie MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
David C. Stuesse MD - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
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