Effect of bronchial brush size on cell recovery

F. N. Hanson, L. J. Wesselius

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The effect of bronchial brush size on cell recovery during fiberoptic bronchoscopy was investigated. In 20 patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy, 3 additional brushings in normal peripheral airways were performed using sheathed brushes of 1.0, 1.73, and 3.0 mm in diameter. Mean cell recovery was 5.7, 8.1, and 9.0 x 104 cells per brush, respectively. There were no significant differences in cell recovery between the 3 brushes. Brush size does not appear to significantly influence cell recovery in normal peripheral airways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1452
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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