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Bronchoscopy is a procedure during which a patient's lung, airways, voice box, vocal cord, trachea, and many branches of the bronchi may be evaluated. There are two types of bronchoscopies, a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and a rigid bronchoscope. Bronchoscopy can be used for diagnosis and treatment. Some indications for bronchoscopy include: persistent unexplained cough, bloody sputum, abnormal chest x-ray, evaluation of possible lung infection, remove foreign bodies in the airway, place a stent to open a collapsed lung, or to remove a mass or growth blocking the airway.


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