• Bronchoscopy is a procedure, by which the physician can examine the patient’s large airways (trachea, bronchi), which are the main way of air delivery to the lungs.

    The device used, the fiber-optic bronchoscope, is a slim, flexible telescope wide as a pencil.

    More information can be found in the file below, by the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

    flexible-bronchoscopy ATS.pdf
  • Several reasons may make bronchoscopy necessary.

    Most common indication is the suspicion of malignancy in any form of chest imaging.

    Another common indication is sampling for microbiological examination, in order to diagnose a lung infection.  

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