A Correlative Study on Broncho Alveolar Cytology with Histopathology in Patients with Pulmonary Lesions.

Krishnaveni, A G (2009) A Correlative Study on Broncho Alveolar Cytology with Histopathology in Patients with Pulmonary Lesions. Masters thesis, Madurai Medical College.


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The Respiratory Tract Serves The Dual Purpose Of Supplying Oxygen To And Removing Carbon Dioxide From The Circulating Blood And Is Likely To Develop All Neoplastic And Nonneoplastic Diseases. Patients With Diseases Of The Respiratory System Generally Present Because Of Symptoms, An Abnormality On A Chest Radiograph Or Both. The Diagnostic Modalities Available For Assessing The Patient With Suspected Or Known Respiratory System Disease Include Imaging Studies And Techniques For Acquiring Biopsy Specimens, Some Of Which Involve Direct Visualisation Of Part Of Respiratory System. Bronchoscopy Is One Among Such Procedures Which Not Only Visualizes The Respiratory System But Also Aids In Obtaining The Representative Sampling Material From The Regions That Are Directly Visualised And Also From The More Distal Pulmonary Parenchyma. Bal Is One Among Several Techniques Which Provides Sequential Access To Well Preserved Cells To Study The Natural History Of The Disease Process. As An Investigative Tool Bal Has Enormous Potential. Bal Has Been Found Useful In Diagnosing Opportunistic Infections In The Lung, Bronchoalveolar Hemorrhage And Alveolar Proteinosis. Bal Has Also Been Used To Investigate The Pathogenesis Of Such Diverse Lung Conditions Such As Emphysema, Ards, Occupation Lung Disease, Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions And Asthma. The Cytological Examination Of Cells Obtained By Bal Has Been Useful In The Diagnosis Of Primary Bronchogenic Cancer And The Metastatic Cancer To The Lung In Particular Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis. This Study Aims At Studying The Bronchoalveolar Lavage Samples Obtained From The Lungs In Various Pulmonary Lesions And Its Histopathological Correlation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Broncho Alveolar Cytology; Histopathology Pulmonary Lesions.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Pathology
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 11:20
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 11:20
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/452

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