A procedure that uses a bronchoscope to examine the inside of the trachea, bronchi (air passages that lead to the lungs), and lungs. A bronchoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. The bronchoscope is inserted through the nose or mouth. Bronchoscopy may be used to detect cancer or to perform some treatment procedures.

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  • bronchoscopy — noun A technique for viewing the bronchi using a flexible instrument called a bronchoscope See Also: bronchoscope, bronchoscopic …   Wiktionary

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  • bronchoscopy — bron·chos·co·py …   English syllables

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