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Evaluation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage as a Diagnostic Procedure for Primary Pulmonary B-cell Lymphoma


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Title: Evaluation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage as a Diagnostic Procedure for Primary Pulmonary B-cell Lymphoma
Authors: Nakano, Reiji / Oka, Mikio / Watanabe, Masami / Soda, Hiroshi / Terashi, Kenji / Fukuda, Minoru / Narasaki, Fumihiko / Kawabata, Shigeru / Tsurutani, Junji / Nagashima, Seiji / Tsukamoto, Kazuhiro / Noguchi, Yuji / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: 16-Dec-1998
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1998, 43(3-4), p.62-66
Abstract: We evaluated retrospectively the role of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in the diagnosis of primary pulmonary B-cell lymphoma in four patients. Histological examination of transbronchial lung biopsy specimens showed nonspecific infiltration of small lymphocytes. Examination of BAL fluid (BALF) samples showed lymphocytosis in all samples with dominant B-cell in two patients and T-cell in the remaining patients. In two patients only, there was a increase in B-cell bearing IgM light-chain or M-protein in BALF samples. our results suggest that the diagnostic value of BAL in primary pulmonary B-cell lymphoma is limited and that new molecular biological techniques should be adapted for analysis of BALF samples.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16118
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 43, No. 3-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16118

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