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June 1979

Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis From the Cervix: Diagnosis by Transbronchial Biopsy

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(6):708-709. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630430084029

A diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic spread of cervical cancer was established by transbronchial biopsy in a 58-year-old woman requiring mechanical ventilation. Confirmation of the clinical diagnosis allowed supportive therapy in this terminal stage of cancer. To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe this result from cervical carcinoma and to establish the diagnosis of lymphangitic carcinomatosis by transbronchial biopsy.

(Arch Intern Med 139:708-709, 1979)