Hemoptysis: comparative study of the role of CT and fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

  title={Hemoptysis: comparative study of the role of CT and fiberoptic bronchoscopy.},
  author={Pat A. K. Set and Christopher D. R. Flower and Ian E. Smith and Alex P K Chan and O P Twentyman and John Michael Shneerson},
  volume={189 3},
PURPOSE A prospective study was performed to compare results of computed tomography (CT) and fiberoptic bronchoscopy in diagnosis of cancer in patients with hemoptysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-one patients (64 men, 27 women) with hemoptysis underwent thin-section CT and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. RESULTS CT scans demonstrated all 27 tumors seen at bronchoscopy and an additional seven, five of which were beyond bronchoscopic range. In patients with normal chest radiographs, bronchial… CONTINUE READING
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