The current role of exfoliative cytopathology in the routine diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma. A five-year study of 152 consecutive, unselected cases.

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Although the sensitivity of exfoliative cytopathology in the diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma has been reported to be as low as 44 per cent,' most cytologists find malignant cells in the sputum or bronchial aspirates from three of every four patients with lung cancer, more or less.24 Most reports contain selected series of cases, since patients who have… (More)

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@article{Umiker1961TheCR, title={The current role of exfoliative cytopathology in the routine diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma. A five-year study of 152 consecutive, unselected cases.}, author={William Umiker}, journal={Diseases of the chest}, year={1961}, volume={40}, pages={154-9} }