Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research
Volume 5 Issue 2 April-June 2019
|Evaluation of utility of brush smears microscopy and cell block microscopy|
Background:Lung cancer is one of the commonest cancers worldwide. The present study was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic utility of brush smear microscopy and cell block microscopy.Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of general pathology. It comprised of 50 specimens of brushtip washings from suspected cases of carcinoma lung. In all patients, comparison of brush smear microscopy and cell block microscopy was done.Results: Out of 50 patients, males were 30 and females were 20. Common findings was hilar mass seen in 20 patients, upper lobe mass in 12 patients, lower lobe mass in 5 patients, pleural effusion in 3 patients, cervical lymph nodes in 3 patients, x- ray opacity in 4 patients and multiple nodules in 3 patient. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Cell block preparation is a simple method that increases diagnostic yield of flexible bronchoscopy, is cost effective & hence can be routinely used.
Key words: Bronchoscopy, Cell block, Lung
Corresponding author: Dr.Sanjay Agrawal , Associate professor, Department of Pathology Hind Institute of Medical Science Ataria, Sitapur U.P., India
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