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a slender tubular instrument used to examine the bronchial tubes

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Manual cleaning also figured prominently into FDA-recommended guidelines for bronchoscope reprocessing, as outlined in a 2015 safety communication that detailed the agency's investigation of contaminated bronchoscopes.
The large optical and steering components of Traditional Bronchoscopes compromise the available size left for the working channel, thus restricting the size of complementary endoscopic accessories, such as Biopsy forceps, that may be passed through them.
A trocar 5.5 mm in diameter was then inserted, followed by a bronchoscope. The pleural cavity was inspected and biopsies were performed under direct vision in all suspected areas.
Lack of proper leak testing following bronchoscope use resulted in an outbreak of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a Wisconsin hospital in August 1999.
Two have died of pneumonia but it is still unknown whether the contaminated bronchoscopes caused their deaths.