Bronchoscopy A tube called a bronchoscope is put into the airway and, using an eyepiece, the doctor can see into the airways.
However the bronchoscopy also reveals a suspicious mass in the left superior lobe bronchus which is biopsied.
Foreign bodies may require removal by bronchoscopy or surgery.
If these actions are not enough to determine the cause of the cough, a bronchoscopy or laryngoscopy may be ordered.
Occasionally, in diagnosing a chronic lung disorder, the sample of sputum is collected using a procedure called a bronchoscopy.