Robert H. Richardson, M.D.; Donald C. Zavala, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Prashant K. Mukerjee, M.D.; George N. Bedell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of fiberoptic bronchoscopy combined with bronchial brush biopsy in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary malignancy.
Two hundred patients with radiologic or clinical evidence suggestive of pulmonary malignancy were examined with a 5-mm Olympus bronchofiberscope. Bronchial brush biopsies through the biopsy channel of the bronchoscope were done for 163 of these patients. The remaining 37 patients did not have lesions accessible to brush biopsy, but had bronchial aspiration and washings submitted for cytologic examination.
One hundred and thirty-three patients were proved to have carcinoma by subsequent tissue diagnosis of clinical course.
Richardson RH, Zavala DC, Mukerjee PK, et al. The Use of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Bronchial Brush Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Suspected Pulmonary Malignancy.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:832. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-832_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):832.
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