Usefulness of various diagnostic techniques during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible lung cancer: should cytologic examinations be performed routinely?

@article{Karahalli2001UsefulnessOV,
  title={Usefulness of various diagnostic techniques during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible lung cancer: should cytologic examinations be performed routinely?},
  author={Eylem Karahalli and A. C. Yilmaz and Hande T{\"u}rker and Kursat Ozvaran},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={611-4}
}
BACKGROUND The question of which combination of procedures gives the best diagnostic yield following fiberoptic bronchoscopy is controversial. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the value of various diagnostic techniques following fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of endoscopically visible lung cancer. METHODS The study included 98 patients found to have endobronchially visible tumor during routine daily bronchoscopy. Endobronchial lesions were classified as mass, submucosal lesion and… CONTINUE READING