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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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After excluding the patients who needed emergent and negative bronchoscopies, the remaining clinically stable 84 patients were compared for the effects of preoperative administration of nebulized albuterol and budesonide combination on bronchoscopy complications.
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This is a 3-year retrospective review of inpatient (IPD) files of patients who have had bronchoscopies performed for FB inhalation at the Otorhinolaryngology Department of Government Medical College, Srinagar, from January 2011 to January 2014.
514 bronchoscopies were done for various indications from January 2009 till December 2015 in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Goa Medical College, Goa; 206 patients had histo/cyto-pathological confirmation of bronchogenic carcinoma and have been included in the final analysis as they were meeting the inclusion criteria of the present study.
When analyzing bronchial anthracotic patterns in the bronchoscopies performed, the most frequently encountered was the bronchial anthracosis pattern without stenosis (66%); a significantly higher incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis was recorded in patients with stenosis (p = .
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Foreign body could not be found in 71 (17%) of the bronchoscopies performed.
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Birmingham Coroner Aidan Cotter heard how Dr Adel Mansur, who had 16 years' experience of conducting bronchoscopies, was handed a bottle of phosphate buffer saline from a new batch with no additional information, by staff nurse Karen Richardson.
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