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Bronchoscopy

During a bronchoscopy, a tube with a light and camera is passed into your lungs through your nose or mouth. This lets your doctor see into your airways and lungs to take pictures and collect samples. You're usually given a sedative during the procedure to help you feel more comfortable.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by community respiratory physician, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed June 2021.

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