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A slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end for inspection of the interior of the bronchi.

bron′cho·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
bron·chos′co·pist (brŏn-kŏs′kə-pĭst, brŏng-) n.
bron·chos′co·py (-kə-pē) n.


(Medicine) an instrument for examining and providing access to the interior of the bronchial tubes
bronchoscopic adj
bronchoscopist n
bronˈchoscopy n


(ˈbrɒŋ kəˌskoʊp)

a lighted, flexible instrument that is inserted into the trachea for diagnosis and for removing inhaled objects.
bron`cho•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
bron•chos′co•pist (-ˈkɒs kə pɪst) n.
bron•chos′co•py, n.
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Noun1.bronchoscope - a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes
medical instrument - instrument used in the practice of medicine


n broncoscopio
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5 cm all around to allow the insertion of a rigid bronchoscope size 6 while keeping the patient on manual ventilation and foreign body removed with difficulty using grasping forceps.
8-mm video Olympus bronchoscope (Olympus America Corp, Center Valley, PA, USA) was introduced into the oral cavity and passed through the crop and esophagus and into the proventriculus.
While maintaining anaesthesia with a mixture of O2 and an inhalational anaesthetic agent, a fiberoptic bronchoscope (Olympus BF type 3C40, Olympus Optical Co.
This prospective randomized controlled two-center study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of intubation using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in the lateral position during surgery.
InterVapor allows interventional pulmonologists to access a patient's lung via a standard bronchoscope, and then use heated water vapor to perform targeted lung volume reduction.
INTRODUCTION: Since first bronchoscopy done by a German Gustav Killian in 1897 by a rigid bronchoscope to remove a foreign body, these scopes were used by various workers to diagnose chest problems and to remove foreign bodies but the use of bronchoscopy was limited as a routine diagnostic method (1).
Imaging studies initially missed a foreign body (the chicken bone), which was found on follow-up studies and was removed with a flexible bronchoscope despite the fact that 5 years had passed since the aspiration.
Three tenders for the supply of (a) hypot hernia, (b) warming cabinet for intravenous solutions, also (c) bronchoscope fiber optic for chest surgery, also (b) bronchoscope R.
This instrument is called a bronchoscope and it usually passes through the nose or mouth into the lungs under general anaesthetic.
has debuted its next generation video bronchoscope and EndoSheath technology.
In both, a pediatric sized bronchoscope would be used via the nasal approach and positioned in the hypopharynx.