Abstract
COMPARISON OF SAFETY, EFFICACY AND DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE CYTOLOGY VS CT GUIDED LUNG BIOPSY IN LUNG MASSES

Soumya Swaroop Dash*, J. K. Mishra, Deepak Shah, Shalini Lobiyal, Maninder Singh and Aiyush Jain

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Bronchoscopic and Transthoracic needle biopsy techniques are widely used in diagnostic evaluation of lung masses. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) and CT guided lung biopsy are two of the most important modalities. Objective: To study sensitivity, specificity, safety and efficacy of bronchoalveoler lavage cytology vs CT guided lung biopsy. Materials and Methods: This prospective intervention based Cross sectional study was conducted among patients attending respiratory OPD at Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, BHU, Varanasi, with suspicion of lung Mass (70 cases). Results: Combined study of BAL cytology and CT guided lung biopsy in same patients is effective for diagnosing lung masses into malignant and non-malignant.

Keywords: BAL(Broncho alveolar lavage), CT guided biopsy, Fibreoptic bronchoscopy.


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