Bronchoalveolar lavage in the assessment of pulmonary Hodgkin's disease.

Abnormal chest radiographs in patients with Hodgkin's disease are occasionally due to pulmonary Hodgkin's disease. The fluids recovered from bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) from 50 patients prior to autologous bone marrow transplantation for advanced Hodgkin's disease were examined. Abnormal chest roentgenograms were present in 24 patients (48%); 4 (17%) of… CONTINUE READING