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A comparison between fine-needle biopsy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy in patients with lung lesions
  1. Sven Borgeskov,
  2. Dorthe Francis
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery and Institute of Pathology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Abstract

    Borgeskov, S. and Francis, D. (1974).Thorax, 29, 352-354. A comparison between fine-needle biopsy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy in patients with lung lesions. We present a series of 40 patients with lung lesions in whom a specific diagnosis was not obtained by conventional methods of examination and in whom tumour was not visualized directly by bronchoscopy with a flexible bronchoscope. Bronchial brushing and blind biopsy-taking were performed and the results were compared with those of fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The percentage of diagnoses for the two methods was 30 and 62 respectively. In 40% of cases the diagnosis was obtained solely by fine-needle aspiration biopsy and in 10% alone with the aid of the flexible bronchoscope.

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