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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.


n. broncoscopía, examen del árbol bronquial por medio del broncoscopio.


n (pl -pies) broncoscopia
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A summary of studies with this technique concluded that it can increase the detection rate of premalignant lesions by up to six times, compared with conventional, white-light bronchoscopy (Lung Cancer 2004;45[suppl.
The sensitivity of white-light bronchoscopy for picking up moderate to severe dysplasia or carcinoma in situ was 48%, with a specificity of 94%.
A second study from the University of Pittsburgh compared white-light bronchoscopy with fluorescent bronchoscopy in patients who had already undergone resection, Dr.