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What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Lung vs gi tract
Bronchoscopy is the study where they look into your lungs with a bronchoscope.
Endocopy, a non-specific term, usually refers to the procedure of looking into your GI tract (stomach, intestines). But, in general, endoscopy is any study that looks inside your body, so a bronchoscopy is a type of an endoscopy...

In brief: Lung vs gi tract
Bronchoscopy is the study where they look into your lungs with a bronchoscope.
Endocopy, a non-specific term, usually refers to the procedure of looking into your GI tract (stomach, intestines). But, in general, endoscopy is any study that looks inside your body, so a bronchoscopy is a type of an endoscopy...
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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not much
Endoscopy generally refers to procedures done in the upper GI tract (esophagus, stomach).
Bronchoscopy is endoscopy done in the major airways and lung. We use similar equipment but bronchoscopes are generally of a smaller diameter. Both endoscopy and bronchoscopy can perform biopsies and treat abnormalities with stents and lasers.

In brief: Not much
Endoscopy generally refers to procedures done in the upper GI tract (esophagus, stomach).
Bronchoscopy is endoscopy done in the major airways and lung. We use similar equipment but bronchoscopes are generally of a smaller diameter. Both endoscopy and bronchoscopy can perform biopsies and treat abnormalities with stents and lasers.
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