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Bronchoscopy Treatment

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a physician to directly visualize the interior passageways of the lower respiratory tract through a bronchoscope (a long, narrow, fiber-optic, lighted tube inserted through the nose or mouth). There are two types of bronchoscopies, characterized by the type of bronchoscope used: flexible or rigid. The type of bronchoscope used will determine the extent to which the bronchioles of the lung are visualized.