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Bronchoscopy - An endoscopy procedure in which a thin, lighted tube connected to a camera (bronchoscope) is inserted through the mouth or nose to examine the bronchial path, including the trachea (windpipe), bronchi (tubes inside the lungs), and lungs. Bronchoscopy is often used to look for signs of different types of cancer, such as lung cancer and esophageal cancer, and/or to perform certain treatment procedures (e.g., brachytherapy). Some specific bronchoscopy procedures include "white light" bronchoscopy, autofluorescence bronchoscopy (or "blue light" bronchoscopy), and navigational bronchoscopy (which uses both advanced imaging techniques and electromagnetic navigation).
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