Is there any contribution of bronchial washing to biopsy in the diagnosis of patients with endobronchial pathology in the era of personalized medicine?


KARCIOĞLU O. , SARINÇ ULAŞLI S. , BABAOĞLU E. , Keles E., Ozden Sertcelik U., ÖNDER S. Ç. , ...More

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAKS-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.69, no.3, pp.307-313, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.20219702
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAKS-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-313
  • Keywords: Endobronchial lesion, bronchial washing, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, biopsy, diagnosis, ROUTINE CYTOLOGIC SPECIMENS, LIQUID-BASED CYTOLOGY, LUNG-CANCER, FIBEROPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY, CONVENTIONAL SMEAR, FORCEPS BIOPSY, CELL-BLOCK, MALIGNANCIES, SENSITIVITY, MANAGEMENT

Abstract

Introduction: Bronchoscopic biopsies and bronchial washings (BW) are commonly used together for the diagnosis of centrally located tumors. This study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of routinely collecting BWs in patients who simultaneously had biopsies for visible endobronchial lesions in the current molecular analysis-driven personalized medicine era.