bronchial brushings

bronchial brushings

Brush biopsy A procedure in which cells from the mucosa of the upper airways–trachea, bronchi, bronchioles are obtained for cytologic evaluation under direct bronchoscopic visualization of suspicious mucosal lesions. Cf Bronchial washings.
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Bronchial brushings were taken from the areas of mucosal irregularity or blindly at times from the affected segment using the standard brush supplied with the scope.
20] also reported the highest yield in the diagnosis of malignancy by endobronchial biopsy (85%) followed by bronchial brushings (34%) and washings (12%).
The supplemental questionnaire further queried which respiratory specimen types were performed in each laboratory (sputa, bronchial washings, bronchial brushings, bronchoalveolar lavages, percutaneous transthoracic image-guided fine-needle aspirations, percutaneous transthoracic image-guided core biopsies with touch preparations, endobronchial ultrasound-guided [EBUS] fine-needle aspirations, bronchial mucosal or transbronchial biopsies with touch preparations, and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopies).
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].
subjects and bronchial brushings in 50 and in some subjects all samples were taken simultaneously.
Human samples were derived from autopsy tissues and from bronchial brushings taken from individuals with chronic bronchitis as well as healthy controls.
The best chance of survival occurs with early diagnosis, and bronchial brushings are the key investigation to allow this.
Acid-fast bacilli smears and cultures from sputum, bronchial brushings, and washings were all negative.
We have used this method to investigate small amounts of material such as nasal or bronchial brushings as well as cell culture.
Depending on the lesion detected, other appropriate samples such as bronchial washings, bronchial brushings and biopsy were also obtained.
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.
The bronchial brushings smear were fixed with 95% alcohol immediately and sent to the cytologist for examination under PAP smear.