Bronchoscopy

normal tracheaBronchoscopy showing normal anatomy of the trachea.

This is a magnified, diagnostic exam of the inside of the trachea and bronchi, below the larynx (voice box). This examination is done through the mouth with a small camera. Video and still images are captured to document the exam.

The technique is often used to look inside the airways and lungs to help determine the cause of your child's lung problems. This test is usually done as an outpatient, but requires sedation medicines.