What is Bronchoscopy?

Category: Procedures

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Bronchoscopy is a technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. An instrument (bronchoscope) is inserted into the airways, usually through the nose or mouth, or a tracheostomy. This allows the practitioner to examine the patient's airways for problems.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 4 0
Lung transplant 3 1
Cystic fibrosis 2 0
Balance problems 1 0
Bronchiolitis obliterans 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bronchoscopy

Side effect Patients
Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bronchoscopy.