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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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