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Bronchoscopy

What is a bronchoscopy?

A bronchoscopy is a test, which allows the doctor to look into your windpipe and the air tubes of your lungs.

The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope. It is passed through the nose or mouth and down into the airways. The benefits are to diagnose your lung condition.

This allows your doctor to:

See your windpipe (trachea) and airways (bronchi)

  • Look for abnormalities
  • Take photographs
  • Take a sample of lung tissue (called a biopsy)
  • Take a sample of secretions
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Royal College of Nursing members at our Trust are taking part in strike action Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February from 7.00am to 8.00pm. This will impact services at our hospitals.

If you are due to attend an appointment and we haven't already contacted you, please come as planned.

On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).