Outcome of bronchoscopic biopsies in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital

  • SU Okugbo
  • Ezekiel E Ugiagbe

Abstract

Aim: Our study was done to evaluate our bronchoscopic techniques, sizes and diagnostic yield. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study comprising all cases of bronchial biopsies done in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital from 2007 to 2011. All patients who had flexible bronchoscopy under general anaesthesia during the period under review where enrolled in the study. Results: There were a total of 16 patients: Nine males and seven females, with a mean age of 46.9 years. The main indications were cough (87.5%), weight loss (62.5%), X-ray findings of a chest lesion (87.5%), chest pain (62.5%), difficulty with breathing (31.3%) and massive haemoptysis (25%). Histology results showed inadequate amples in six and Bronchogenic carcinoma in four patients. The histology was pivotal in eight patients. Conclusion: Bronchoscopic biopsies are fraught with problems and other clinical investigative tools would certainly be important in improving the results.

Keywords: Biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy, outcome

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 54 | Issue 3 | May-June | 2013

Author Biographies

SU Okugbo
Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Division, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Ezekiel E Ugiagbe
Department of Pathology (Morbid Anatomy), University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria
Published
2014-08-07
Section
Articles

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