Q: What is Fluorescence bronchoscopy?
Answer: Fluorescence bronchoscopy can detect pre-invasive lesions such as squamous cell carcinoma which develops a fluorescent property. When combined with the regular bronchoscopy it increases the detection of airway preinvasive lesions, particularly high grade, and biopsies can be taken at the same time. Though technology is still in its nascent stages and has not been studied well it is a hope that by detecting lesions earlier it will reduce the morbidity and mortality of lung cancers.
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