HORACE P. MARVIN, M.D.
Bronchoscopy plays a very important part in both the diagnosis and treatment of cases of bronchiectasis. Practically all of the limited literature on this subject has been contributed by the bronchoscopist or the surgeon, with an occasional brief note by an internist. Jackson states that "in most cases of bronchiectasis there are strong indications for a bronchoscopic diagnosis." Ballon, Singer and Graham report that "the bronchoscope is a great aid in the diagnosis of bronchiectasis," and also state that "the value of the bronchoscope in the treatment of foreign body bronchiectasis and in certain cases which are due to partial
MARVIN HP. THE IMPORTANCE OF BRONCHOSCOPY IN BRONCHIECTASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:903–912. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-7-903
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(7):903-912.
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