Broncoscopio

La biopsia de pulmón o bronquial (muestras de tejido que se toman para diagnosticar o descartar enfermedad) puede realizarse utilizando un broncoscopio flexible, un instrumento con una pequeña luz y cámara que es insertado a través de la nariz o la boca. Cuando se observa un área sospechosa se introduce un instrumento a través del broncoscopio para tomar una muestra con el fin de ser analizada.Broncoscopio

Revision

Last reviewed 8/24/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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