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Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy in sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  7457207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-nine patients with clinical signs, chest X-ray and histology consistent with sarcoidosis have been studied with flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB) and scalene node biopsy. The diagnostic yield from bronchial mucosal biopsies was 41%, and from transbronchial lung biopsy 43%. 52% of the patients showed epithelioid cell granulomas with FFB (lung and/or mucosal biopsies) compared with 79% with scalene node biopsy. Three patients showed extensive bronchial mucosal changes with stenosing processes due to sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis of the bronchial mucosa is a frequnt finding, and FFB is the best method for discovering bronchial mucosal sarcoidosis with or without stenosing processes. In our opinion, FFB has a place as a routine method in diagnosing sarcoidosis.
N Stjernberg; H Björnstad-Pettersen; H Truedsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  208     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / pathology
Bronchoscopy / methods*
Fiber Optic Technology
Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Mucous Membrane / pathology
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*

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