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pictures show a tumor in the windpipe (trachea) that is blocking air flow to
and from the lungs. Bronchoscopy may be done to find the tumor and remove a
piece of it for biopsy to determine if it is cancer. Some tumors also can be removed during bronchoscopy.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
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