Cultivo broncoscópico

El cultivo broncoscópico es un examen de laboratorio utilizado para aislar e identificar los organismos que causan infección en los pulmones. Para realizar el cultivo, se necesita una muestra de tejido pulmonar o secreción del pulmón. El broncoscopio (tubo de fibra óptica flexible y delgado) se utiliza para obtener la muestra de tejido pulmonar. Durante el procedimiento, se puede observar evidencias de infección como abscesos, inflamación o secreciones abdominales.Cultivo broncoscópico

Revision

Last reviewed 12/12/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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