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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