Herman F. Froeb, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The results of 59 consecutive cases of fiberoptic bronchoscopy are presented. There were eight therapeutic bronchoscopy cases; 23, suspected carcinoma; four, peripheral coin lesions; 11, hemoptysis with negative X ray; four, undiagnosed disease; and nine with persistent cough or asthma, or both. For therapeutic bronchoscopy, five had postoperative atelectasis successfully aspirated with reexpansion of lungs or segments. The 23 cases of suspected carcinoma were located in the central or mid zone. Nine of the 11 proved carcinomas were correctly diagnosed by positive brush biopsy. The four peripheral coin lesions could not be diagnosed and were noncommunicating with bronchi on surgical
Froeb HF. Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy for the Internist.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:879. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-879_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):879.
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