Farooq Aziz, Hamayun Ihsan.
Diagnostic Evaluation of Bronchial Washing, Brushing & Biopsy in Bronchogenic Carcinoma: A Prospective Study of 97 Cases..
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;4(3):5-6.

A comparative diagnostic evaluation of bronchial washing, brushing and biopsy was carried out on 283 cases of clinically suspected bronchogenic carcinoma. The study period was from 1993-1997: Histology confirmed the diagnosis in 97 cases. Age of these patients ranged between 22-85 years. Male to female ratio was 3.8:1. Morphological evaluation revealed 67 (69.117%) cases of squamous cell carcinoma, 24 (27.74%), cases of small cell carcinoma and 4( 4.12 %) adenocarcinoma and 2 (2.116%) of undifferentiated carcinoma. Diagnostic yield of combined biopsy, brushing and washing was higher compared to any one of these procedures evaluated singly.

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