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Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

Bronchoscopy is most often done for the following reasons:

  • Diagnose a lung disease or infection
  • Examine obstructions and secretions
  • Obtain a tissue sample, called a biopsy
  • Obtain a secretion sample
  • Investigate the source of a persistent cough or blood that is being coughed up
  • Check for a foreign object (eg, gum, nut, or other object) that may have accidentally been inhaled rather than swallowed


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