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A bronchoscopy is a test that lets your doctor look into your lungs. It also allows them to take some samples for examination. The test uses a thin flexible telescope called a bronchoscope. The bronchoscope is passed through your nose or mouth into your lungs. You are 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 December 2016. Last updated March 2019.

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