from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end for inspection of the interior of the bronchi.

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  • n. a form of endoscope for inspecting the bronchial tubes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used in examining the interior of the trachea and the beginning of the bronchi.

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  • n. a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes


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  • The bronchoscope is fitted with a small light and camera so the physician can view the airway on an external monitor.


  • Diagnosis may require some or all of these tests: chest X-ray cardiac MRI – a three-dimensional image shows the heart and vessel abnormalities chest CT (CAT scan) echocardiogram – sound waves create an image of the heart bronchoscopy – a doctor looks at the trachea using an instrument called a bronchoscope (while patient is under anesthesia) gastrointestinal tests such as barium swallow

    Vascular Ring

  • In a half-hour outpatient procedure, doctors thread a flexible tube called a bronchoscope through the nose or throat and down into the airways.

    Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

  • The procedure involves threading a tube called a bronchoscope down the patient's airway to the lungs.

    The Seattle Times

  • It has some risks associated with it, mainly lung collapse, bleeding and additional breathing problems, mostly related to the bronchoscope.

    New Surgery to Treat Asthma

  • With the patient under light sedation, the interventional pulmonologist guides a standard bronchoscope, a long, flexible tube, through the patient's mouth or nose as far as possible down each airway.

    New Surgery to Treat Asthma

  • The thermoplasty device, called the Alair System, travels inside the bronchoscope and has an array of electrodes on its tip that extends and expands to contact the airway walls.

    New Surgery to Treat Asthma

  • They did the work with a bronchoscope and had they accidentally pulled open a hole in the wall of the tube from my throat to my lungs, they would have had to split open my chest to go in and repair it.

    Robert Schwab: In the Chemo Room: Out With a Tumor

  • The examination of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope).


  • He named his bronchoscope "the velvet eye" and created colourful paintings of these "endoscopic views", which Cappello dubs the "visceral sublime".

    Swallow: Foreign Bodies by Mary Cappello – review


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