Diagnostic accuracy in peripheral lung lesions. Factors predicting success with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

@article{Radke1979DiagnosticAI,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy in peripheral lung lesions. Factors predicting success with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy.},
  author={J. Radke and W. Conway and W. Eyler and P. Kvale},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1979},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          176-9
        }
}
Ninety-seven consecutive peripheral lung lesions were evaluated by biplane fluoroscopically guided flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy and analyzed to define features that predict diagnostic yield. The overall diagnostic accuracy was 56 percent (63 percent for malignant and 38 percent for benign lesions). The most important characteristic associated with a positive cyto- or histopathologic diagnosis was size of the lesion; the yield was 28 percent when the diameter was less than 2.0 cm compared to… Expand
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