What is a Bronchoscopy?

A bronchoscopy is a camera test, performed under light sedation. It enables a visual assessment of a patient’s airways, and allows for samples to be taken from a patients lungs. It is a safe procedure, with relatively few possible complications.

Who needs a Bronchoscopy?

Some possible indications for bronchoscopy could include:

  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath for investigation (where other investigations have failed to reveal a cause)
  • Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)
  • Abnormal chest imaging
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • Focal bronchiectasis


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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