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Bronchoscopy (cont.)

Bronchoscopy Pictures

A rigid bronchoscope.
A rigid bronchoscope. Click to view larger image.

A flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope.
A flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

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Ernst A, Anantham D. Review article; Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction. Pulmonary Medicine. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 610802.

FDA.gov Press Release. FDA approves lung valve to control some air leaks after surgery. Oct 24,2008.

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