KEYWORDS: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Bronchoscopy; Sputum Smear; Bronchial Washing
Of these, 3 patients had a sample obtained from a CT guided biopsy, 2 had a bronchoscopic biopsy, 1 EBUS FNA of a node, 1 bronchial washing
, 1 bone metastasis biopsy, and 1 sample was a pleural fluid sample.
Thus, we want to optimize the use of basic bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washing
, and bronchial biopsy (BB) in the management of pulmonary diseases and want to check its diagnostic yield.
The most common cancer diagnostic methods are biopsy, sentinel node biopsy, endoscopy, blood tests, bone marrow aspiration, Pap test, sputum and bronchial washing
analysis, imaging studies, genetic analysis, etc.
Other studies identified the water used in the bronchial washing
process and citrate solution used in parenteral nutrition solution as the main sources of contamination by R.
Based on the needs and tolerance of patients, one of the bronchoscopic sampling methods (lung biopsy, bronchial biopsy; bronchial washing
or bronchoalveolar lavage) was performed.
The selection of approach, in many instances, depends on the type of biological specimens (sputum, bronchial washing
, cervical brushing, voided urine, etc.).
Bronchial lavage and bronchial washing
samples have been used to assess the utility of telomerase activity measurements in lung cancer patients.
A diagnostic bronchoscopy was normal and the bronchial washing
culture grew Aspergillus sp.
Cytology Specimen Types and Collection Techniques Based on Location of the Lesion Specimen Type and Collection Technique Site of Lesion Sputum, BW, BB Proximal mucosal lesion TBNA or transtracheal Proximal submucosal lesion FNA with (EBUS) or Peribronchial, tracheal, without guidance carinal lesion Mediastinal lesion TTNA, BB, BAL Peripherally located parenchymal lesion Abbreviations: BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage; BB, bronchial brushing; BW, bronchial washing
; EBUS, endobronchial ultrasound; FNA, fine-needle aspiration; TBNA, transbronchial needle aspiration; TTNA, transthoracic needle aspiration.