Liquid-based thin-layer cytology can be routinely used in samples obtained via fiberoptic bronchoscope.

@article{Kobayashi2011LiquidbasedTC,
  title={Liquid-based thin-layer cytology can be routinely used in samples obtained via fiberoptic bronchoscope.},
  author={Yukihiro Kobayashi and Takeshi Uehara and Hiroyoshi Ota},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={69-78}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate liquid-based preparations (LBP) as a replacement for conventional smears (CS) of bronchial brushing (BB) and transbronchial fine-needle aspiration (TBNA) samples obtained via fiberoptic bronchoscope. STUDY DESIGN Bronchial brushing and TBNA samples were obtained from 62 and 33 patients by fiberoptic bronchoscopy, respectively. Liquid-based preparations were prepared from needle rinse after initial CS preparation. We compared cellularity, cell… CONTINUE READING