Obstruction of airway

Picture of obstruction of airway

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These pictures show a tumor in the windpipe (trachea) that is blocking air flow to and from the lungs. Bronchoscopy may be done to locate the tumor and remove a piece of it for biopsy to determine if it is cancer. Bronchoscopy also can remove some tumors.

Last Updated: May 7, 2009

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology

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