Bronchoscopy is a technique where we pass a flexible scope down the airway to visualize the respiratory tract. It is a means of sampling tissue/secretions and enables us to see any possible abnormalities such as inflammatory conditions, parasitic infection, foreign bodies or tumours.
We also use this scope to examine both ends of the nasal chambers when looking for inhaled foreign bodies such as grass or grass seeds.
In this technique a scope is passed down the oesophagus and into the stomach. In doing so we are able to assess the oesophageal and stomach lining. It assists in the diagnosis of inflammatory problems, ulcers, foreign bodies and tumours.