A bronchoscopy is a procedure used to help diagnose conditions associated with the lungs and the airways (known as the bronchi). A bronchoscopy is carried out using a bronchoscope, of which there are two types of bronchoscope:
-Fibre-optic flexible bronchoscope: this is the most common type of bronchoscopy. The bronchoscope is a thin, flexible tube, which is roughly the same thickness as a pencil. The tube is passed through the nostrils, down the throat and trachea (windpipe) and into the bronchi. This procedure is carried out under sedation.
-Rigid bronchoscope: this type of bronchoscope is like a fine telescope and the procedure must be carried out under general anaesthetic.
Related Journals of Bronchoscopy
Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology, Insights in Chest Diseases, Paediatric bronchoscopy, Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment, Journal of Thoracic Disease, Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Journal Rankings on Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Journal Of Respiratory Diseases, Tubercle and Lung Disease, Respiratory Medicine, European Respiratory, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, The Journal of respiratory diseases, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Lung India, Infectious Pulmonary Diseases