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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine


Clinical and radiological profile of patients with endobronchial lesions


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Author Details : Kondala Rao Kola, Harsha Kiran Lalam, Ramprasad Reddy Nandyala, Sreeram Kumar.K

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 72-76


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Abstract

Background: Variety of benign and malignant lesions of respiratory system presents as endobronchial lesions. Present study was carried out to study the spectrum of endobronchial lesions and role of flexible bronchoscopy in their diagnosis.
Methodology: Retrospective study of case-records of patients with endobronchial lesions diagnosed by flexible bronchoscopy, bronchial washings and bronchial biopsy between January 2016 and October 2017.
Results: Out of the 131 flexible bronchoscopies done during the study period, endobronchial lesions were evident in 32 patients (age range 10-85 years; 22 males). Twelve (37.5%) lesions were malignant; six (18.75%) lesions were benign, while 14 (43.75%) lesions were inconclusive.
Conclusions: Though malignant lesions are common, benign lesions remain important causes of endobronchial lesions. Bronchoscopy with adequate sampling is an essential diagnostic modality for confirming the diagnosis of such lesions.

Keywords: 
Bronchoscopy; Computed tomography; Endobronchial lesions.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4222.2018.0020

How to cite : Kola K R, Lalam H K, Nandyala R R, Kumar.k S, Clinical and radiological profile of patients with endobronchial lesions. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2018;3(2):72-76

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