- 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 — is a technique of visualising the inside of the airways. An instrument bronchoscope is inserted into the airways, usually through the nose or mouth, or occasionally through a tracheostomy. This allows the practitioner to examine the patient s… … Wikipedia
bronchoscopy — from Ger. bronchoskopie (1898) … Etymology dictionary
Bronchoscopy — A procedure that permits the doctor to see the breathing * * * Inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree through a bronchoscope. * * * bron·chos·co·py brän käs kə pē, bräŋ n, pl pies the use of a bronchoscope in the examination or… … Medical dictionary
bronchoscopy — noun see bronchoscope … New Collegiate Dictionary
bronchoscopy — /brong kos keuh pee/, n., pl. bronchoscopies. an examination by means of a bronchoscope. [1900 10; BRONCHO + SCOPY] * * * … Universalium
bronchoscopy — noun A technique for viewing the bronchi using a flexible instrument called a bronchoscope See Also: bronchoscope, bronchoscopic … Wiktionary
bronchoscopy — n. (Medicine) examination performed with a bronchoscope (tube for examining the bronchi) … English contemporary dictionary
bronchoscopy — bron·chos·co·py … English syllables
bronchoscopy — noun see bronchoscope I * * * /brong kos keuh pee/, n., pl. bronchoscopies. an examination by means of a bronchoscope. [1900 10; BRONCHO + SCOPY] * * * bronchosˈcopy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑broncho … Useful english dictionary
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