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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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The procedure team was comprised of four persons; an ICU interventionist, who directly performed the procedure, a bronchoscopist who guided the interventionist endotrachealy during each step of the procedure using Fiberoptic Olympus Bronchoscope(FOB), a bedside nurse who assisted the interventionist and a bronchoscopy technologist.
The mortality obviously depends on the scrutiny of selection of patients for the procedure and the experience of the bronchoscopist and the facilities available.
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The main computer software and the monitor allow the bronchoscopist to view the reconstructed CT images of the patient's anatomy once again in coronal, sagital and axial views together with superimposed graphic information depicting the position of the LG as well as pre-identified anatomical landmarks and position of the target lesion.
The document was also signed by the bronchoscopist responsible for the study.
Our study emphasizes (1) the importance of the preanesthetic examination of surgical patients, to identify those in whom conventional intubation would likely be problematic, and (2) the need to have fiberoptic bronchoscopes and an anesthesiologist or bronchoscopist skilled in their use available in operating suites and intensive care units.
Michael had lined up an immediate appointment with the bronchoscopist.
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Local anesthesia of the vocal cords should be carried out in a manner that is safe and less unpleasant to the patient and also provide acceptable conditions to the bronchoscopist as excessive coughing by the patient may render the procedure difficult and the patient may become uncooperative in the later part of the procedure.