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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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8 mm working channel, - 1x pediatric video bronchoscope, - 1x glass fiber bronchoscopes with therapeutic channel.
Because of their small diameter, flexible bronchoscopes do not allow for 4-way deflection.
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Second, there are several disadvantages to flexible bronchoscopes compared with rigid thoracoscopes, in particular of the smaller biopsies; so we took at least ten specimens for each biopsy.
InnerSpace is offering three small diameter scope cabinets that are ideal for storing bronchoscopes, cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and other small diameter flexible endoscopes.
It was found during the investigation that leak testing, as recommended by bronchoscope manufacturers as part of reprocessing of bronchoscopes, was not performed.
hospital has alerted more than 400 patients who underwent medical checks with bronchoscopes later found to be defective that they may have contracted a lung infection, hospital officials said Monday.
pneumophila serogroup 6 associated with contaminated bronchoscopes have been reported (18), as has the transmission of highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis caused by inadequate cleaning and disinfection of a bronchoscope (19).
These bronchoscopes are being used at many academic centers and are "in the forefront of where we want to go improving the early detection of lung cancer, Dr.