What Are the Risks of Navigational Bronchoscopy?

Q:
What are the risks of navigational bronchoscopy?

A:
A bronchoscopy is a procedure that examines the airways. During the procedure, doctors use a bronchoscope that goes through the nose or mouth and down the throat to reach the lungs.

A little different from traditional bronchoscopy, a navigational bronchoscopy involves advanced imaging and electromagnetic navigation.

The risks of navigational bronchoscopy are:

  • A low blood oxygen level during the procedure
  • Bleeding
  • Infection(s)
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Trouble breathing

If you are worried about the risks of navigational bronchoscopy, please speak to your doctor for more information.

 

Keywords: risk of navigational bronchoscopy; navigational bronchoscopy risk.

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