Other Uses

Endoscopes are also being used to evaluate and treat pneumonia. Bronchoscopes can be used to remove excess secretions and mucus plugs in a therapeutic manner. It can also be used to remove foreign bodies from the airway.

The endoscope can be used to evaluate and remove bladder tumors, sinus tumors, nasal tumors, aid in the placement of esophagel stents in esophageal carcinoma, and place percutaneous gastrostomy tubes for feeding. However that is beyond the scope of this chapter and could encompass an entire book.

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