The utility of transbronchial (Wang) fine needle aspiration in lung cancer diagnosis

M. T. Siddiqui, M. H. Saboorian, S. T. Gokaslan, G. Lindberg, R. Ashfaq

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Abstract

We evaluated our experience with transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA) in cancer diagnosis over a period of 1 year. A total of 51 aspirates were performed by specialist chest physicians in the presence of a cytopathologist who made on spot evaluation of Diff-Quik smears for adequacy and guided the aspirator for additional sampling if necessary. Two clusters of at least 10 malignant cells were required on the Diff-Quik smears to render an on the spot positive diagnosis of malignancy. Aspirates showing atypical cells or few malignant cells not fulfilling the above criteria were placed in a suspicious category and additional material was requested. The TBNA results were correlated with the transbronchial biopsy when available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalCytopathology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Endobronchial neoplasms
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Wang procedure

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  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology

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The utility of transbronchial (Wang) fine needle aspiration in lung cancer diagnosis. / Siddiqui, M. T.; Saboorian, M. H.; Gokaslan, S. T.; Lindberg, G.; Ashfaq, R.

In: Cytopathology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2001, p. 7-14.

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Siddiqui, M. T. ; Saboorian, M. H. ; Gokaslan, S. T. ; Lindberg, G. ; Ashfaq, R. / The utility of transbronchial (Wang) fine needle aspiration in lung cancer diagnosis. In: Cytopathology. 2001 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 7-14.
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