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July 1972

Endobronchial Brush Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Lesions

Author Affiliations

Pasadena, Calif
From the sections of surgery (Drs. Penido, Cotton, and Printup) and radiology (Dr. Lance), Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(1):44-46. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180070042008

We have had experience with 96 cases of endobronchial brush biopsy. This study yielded a positive diagnosis in 40 out of 56 cases of malignancy and a specific diagnosis of infectious disease in an additional 12 patients. There has been minimal morbidity and no major complications.