Lung lavage cell profiles in diffuse lung disease

Peroš-Golubičić, Tatjana and Smojver-Ježek, Silvana (2010) Lung lavage cell profiles in diffuse lung disease. Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (1). pp. 327-35. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The standard armamentarium of tests that are used by pulmonologist are laboratory tests, pulmonary function tests, different radiological techniques (conventional chest-X rays, HRCT scans, etc) and pathohistological analyses of biopsies. The minimally invasive bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) procedure, in addition to methods earlier mentioned, is an important diagnostic instrument that can facilitate the diagnosis of various diffuse lung diseases (DLD). BAL fluid white blood cell profiles are analyzed, malignant cells looked for, and in certain circumstances particular stains are performed to detect yet other cell types. Additionally, BAL can play a very important role in the diagnosis of respiratory tract infections. All these analyses are usually readily performed in a moderately equipped cytological laboratory.

Abstract in Croatian

STANIČNI SASTAV BRONHOALVEOLARNOG LAVATA U DIFUZNIM BOLESTIMA PLUĆA ----- Standardni armamentarium testova kojima se koriste pulmolozi su laboratorijski testovi, testovi plućne funkcije, različite slikovne tehnike (konvencionalni rendgenološki pregled, kompjutorizirana tomografija i druge) i patohistološka analiza bioptata. Minimalno invazivna tehnika bronhoalveolarne lavaže, uz ranije spomenute tehnike, važan je dijagnostički instrument koji olakšava dijagnostiku različitih difuznih plućnih bolesti. Analiziraju se upalne stanice bronhoalveolarnog lavata, traže se maligne, i u određenim okolnostima vrše se dodatna bojenja kako bi se detektirale i neke druge stanice. Dodatno, analiza lavata je vrlo značajna u dijagnostici infekcija respiratornog trakta. Sve ove analize mogu se izvesti u umjereno ekipiranom citološkom laboratoriju.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid/cytology ; Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid/immunology ; Bronchoscopy ; Humans ; Lung Diseases/immunology ; Lung Diseases/pathology
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Peroš-Golubičić, TatjanaUNSPECIFIED
Smojver-Ježek, SilvanaUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2010
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/780

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