A bronchoscopy is a visual examination and inspection of the voice box,
throat and air passages inside the chest using an instrument called
a bronchoscope. It will not interfere with your breathing.
Why do I need a bronchoscopy?
This procedure may be needed for several different reasons such as:
- To investigate an abnormal chest x-ray (e.g. a shadow on the lung).
- To investigate coughing up of blood or phlegm.
- To remove objects you may have inhaled (e.g. a peanut, a tooth or a fishbone).
- To investigate a persistent cough or unexplained breathlessness.