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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The current study was planned with the objective of assessing the correlation of cytology of bronchial brushing and washings with histopathology of bronchial biopsy.
The direct smears prepared from bronchial brushing are immediately fixed for optimal cellular preservation.
For tumours in the airways bronchoscopy, bronchial brushing or bronchial biopsy must be done.
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.
Diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung by bronchial brushing: a case report.
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
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.
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.