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Medical Term:

flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope


a long cylindric bronchoscope that may be placed through nose or mouth; allows visualization of upper and lower airways, as well as projection to a screen or monitor of received image. Used in tracheal intubation when indirect laryngoscopy has failed.

See Also: bronchofiberscope

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