autofluorescence bronchoscopy


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Related to autofluorescence bronchoscopy: white light bronchoscopy

autofluorescence bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy in which tissues are illuminated with pure blue laser light. The wavelength of blue light enhances the difference in appearance between normal and malignant tissues, since malignant and premalignant surfaces glow (fluoresce) when compared with healthy tissues.
See also: bronchoscopy