Bronchoscopic diagnosis of sarcoidosis.

@article{Leonard1997BronchoscopicDO,
  title={Bronchoscopic diagnosis of sarcoidosis.},
  author={Colm T Leonard and V. J. Tormey and C. O'keane and Conor M. Burke},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={
          2722-4
        }
}
Transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB), transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) are routinely performed at fibreoptic bronchoscopy. Up to the present time, no data have been available on the efficacy of performing all three of these procedures simultaneously in the bronchoscopic work-up of sarcoidosis. A prospective study was undertaken to compare the diagnostic yield from TBLB, TBNA and BAL in patients presenting with clinical and… CONTINUE READING

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