Broncoscopio

El broncoscopio es un tubo con una pequeña cámara en un extremo que se inserta en los pulmones a través de la nariz (o la boca). Durante el procedimiento se inserta un microscopio a través de una de las ventanas de la nariz hasta que llega a la tráquea o los bronquios a través de la garganta. Se utiliza para examinar los conductos de aire de los pulmones o árbol traqueobronquial. El microscopio también permite que el doctor recolecte secreciones pulmonares y tejido pulmonar para realizar la biopsia de los especímenes tisulares.Broncoscopio

Revision

Last reviewed 5/30/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, 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. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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