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Utility of fiberoptic bronchoscopy in diagnosis of various lung conditions: Our experience at rural medical college.
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PMID:  20931027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate the utility of fiberoptic bronchoscopy in order to find out the etiology in various lung conditions.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was performed in 120 adult patients who had persistent opacities on chest radiography in the form of collapse, consolidation, hilar mass and cavity with proper antibiotic course of 1 to 3 months. Bronchoscopic aspirates, brushing and biopsy (as and when required) were taken. Patient with known lung cancer, sputum positive pulmonary TB, recent myocardial infarction, allergic diseases and blood dyscrasias were excluded.
RESULTS: Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was diagnostic in 90 (75%) patients. Bacterial pneumonias were found in 32 (26.66%), malignancy in 28(23.33%), pulmonary TB in 20 (16.66%), fungal pneumonia in 6(5%) and foreign bodies in 4(3.33%) patients. In 30(25%) patients no specific diagnosis was made.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that fiberoptic bronchoscopy was found to be extremely useful in finding specific etiology of various lung diseases.
Batau Bhadke; Radha Munje; Jaywant Mahadani; Amar Surjushe; Pradeep Jalgaonkar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0974-598X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung India     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405380     Medline TA:  Lung India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chest and TB, Shri Vasantrao Naik Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal, India.
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