bronchial brushing

bronchial brushing

A procedure in which cells from the mucosa of the upper airways—trachea, bronchi, bronchioles—are obtained for cytologic evaluation under direct bronchoscopic visualisation of suspicious mucosal lesions. Bronchial brushing specimens are used to establish a diagnosis of malignancy and have a high degree of accuracy, comparing favourably with the biopsy in confirming the presence of malignancy; if used with a protected brush catheter, the relatively uncontaminated material can be cultured for various organisms.
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For tumours in the airways bronchoscopy, bronchial brushing or bronchial biopsy must be done.
The slides included FNA of lung (59), FNA of lymph nodes (15), FNA of bone (1), bronchial brushing (2), bronchial washing (4), and TP from core biopsy (1).
Diagnostic value of bronchial wash, bronchial brushing, fine needle aspiration cytology versus combined bronchial wash and bronchial brushing in the diagnosis of primary lung carcinomas at a tertiary care hospital.
Bronchial brushing, BAL, BB were performed as per indications and sent to microbiological and histopathological examination as per indication, such as BAL for AFB staining, Gram staining with culture, fungal stain (KOH) with culture, and cytology from BAL and histopathology from endobronchial biopsy.
Ratio of CFTR/GAPDH, copies per thousand Bronchial brushing 1 53 2 80 3 192 4 100 5 36 6 24 7 97 8 143 Nasal brushing 1 77 2 193 3 105 4 50 5 64
A thorough examination of bronchial tree was carried out and bronchial aspirate (BA) bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) bronchial brushing, transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) and post bronchoscopy sputum (PBS) were collected.
We report a case that demonstrates the usefulness of bronchial brushing cytology in the diagnosis of this infection.
Bronchial Brushing: With the introduction of flexible bronchoscopes capable of reaching sub-segmental bronchi, the cytological diagnosis of lung cancer relies heavily on direct bronchial brushings.
Comparison of Diagnostic Accuracy of Bronchial Brushing and Bronchial Biopsy: The diagnoses made by brushing and biopsy of the 43 patients, suggests that 34(90.
Bronchial brushing and bronchial biopsy: comparison of diagnostic accuracy and cell typing reliability in lung cancer.
Microfilaria have been detected in cervicovaginal smears [6], endometrial smears [7], nipple secretions [8], ovarian cyst fluid [6], breast aspirates [9], hydrocele fluid [10], epididymal aspirates [11], urine samples [12], lung aspirates [13], pleural fluid [14], bronchial washings [6], ascitic fluid [15], intra-operative peritoneal fluid [16], lymph node aspirates [17,18], thyroid aspirates [19], salivary gland aspirates [20], bronchial brushings [21], laryngeal and pharyngeal brushings [22], gastric brushings [23], pericardial fluid [24], cutaneous nodule [25], soft tissue nodule [26], oral and skin ulcers [27], bone marrow aspirates [28], brain aspirates [29], joint aspirates [30], fine needle aspirates [31], esophageal stricture [32] and breast aspirates [33,34].