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The Value of Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Diagnosis of Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis: Discussion

The Value of Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Diagnosis of Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis: Discussion

Diffuse interstitial pulmonary infiltrates in patients with underlying malignant disease has a wide differential diagnosis. Transbronchial lung biopsy has been advocated as being the procedure of choice for establishing the diagnosis. Ventilation-perfusion lung scan demonstrating an irregular peripheral perfusion defect has been suggested to be helpful in raising the suspicion of lymphangitic carcinomatosis but has […]

The Value of Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Diagnosis of Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis

The Value of Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Diagnosis of Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis

In patients with underlying neoplastic disease, the presumptive diagnosis of lymphangitic carcinomatosis is usually based on a characteristic but not pathognomonic radiographic pattern of progressive diffuse reticular interstitial pulmonary infiltration with or without hilar enlargement. Invasive diagnostic procedures that are used to confirm the diagnosis include open lung biopsy, percutaneous aspiration needle biopsy, and transbronchial […]

The Value of Bronchial Washings and Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Diagnosis of Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis: Results

Twelve patients with lymphangitic carcinomatosis who satisfied the criteria for inclusion and exclusion in this study were identified. There were ten women and two men whose ages ranged from 37 to 74 years, with a mean of 58 years (Table 1). The primary lesion was adenocarcinoma of the breast in eight (67 percent) of the […]

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