Bronchoscopic investigation of the respiratory
tract allows the accurate identification of the site of changes in the lung and airways,
inspection of the airway mucosa, retrieval of foreign bodies, collection of samples
for diagnostic purposes and confirmation of airway collapse.
While rigid endoscopes will allow useful
information to be obtained, flexible fibreoptic endoscopes are more versatile.
Practical points of bronchoscopy
Typical bronchoscopic findings
Bronchial sampling and tracheobronchial
Practical points of airway sampling
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