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Diagnostic accuracy in peripheral lung lesions. Factors predicting success with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy.
Ninety-seven consecutive peripheral lung lesions were evaluated by biplane fluoroscopically guided flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and analyzed to define features that predict diagnostic yield. TheExpand
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Diagnostic accuracy of multiple biopsies from flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A comparison of central versus peripheral carcinoma.
We studied 46 patients, 26 with central visible tumors and 20 with peripheral nodules (in these, biplane fluoroscopic guidance was used), to determine the optimal number of forceps biopsies necessaryExpand
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YAG laser photoresection of lesions obstructing the central airways.
Some patients with cancer and others with benign lesions which obstruct the central airways (larynx, trachea, major bronchi) can be treated with a laser. Ninety-nine patients were considered forExpand
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Endoscopic Findings in Sarcoidosis
Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy was performed in 101 patients with sarcoidosis, and the endoscopic findings were analyzed and correlated with radiographic stages and diagnostic bronchial biopsy.Expand
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Initial combination therapy with YAG laser photoresection and irradiation for inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. A preliminary report.
Patients presenting with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung and major symptomatic bronchial obstruction were treated initially with debulking of the airways by YAG laser, followed byExpand
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