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, passed through the nose or mouth and into the airways. This can help to diagnose your lung condition by allowing 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