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Bronchoscopy can be defined as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure that permits direct visualization of the tracheo bronchial lumen with the help of the bronchoscope, a specialized device. Bronchoscopy is the most commonly used invasive procedure in pulmonology.

Bronchoscopy permits the collection of respiratory secretion from the tracheobronchial tree as well as tissue samples from the airway mucosa, lung parenchyma and lympnedes and other masses located immediately adjacent to but outside the tracheo bronchial lumen.

Bronchoscopy is also used as a therapeutic tool to treat airway luminal obstruction caused by various diseases, bleeding from respiratory structures and several pulmonary disorders.

Diagnostic Indications:

  • Unexplained Cough
  • Hemoptysis
  • Localized Wheeze (with a suggestion of obstruction)
  • Stridor
  • Unexplained Chest Radiography Opacity
  • Pulmonary infection (when not improving)
  • Immuno Compromised
  • Diffuse lung diseases Non-infectious
  • Intrathoracic Lymphadenopathy
  • Pulmonary Neoplasm
  • Foreign body
  • Burns
  • Vocal cord & Diaphragm Palsy.


TB is a completely curable disease. It is due to mycobacterium tubercle bacilli causing cough, fever, weight loss etc. The diagnostic tests are sputum test for AFB and chest radiography.