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[Cytodiagnosis of the radiologically "occult" and the "in situ" lung neoplasm].

Authors
  • Pedio, G
  • Medici, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fortschritte der Medizin
Publication Date
Apr 06, 1978
Volume
96
Issue
13
Pages
719–722
Identifiers
PMID: 204560
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper reports on six patients, in whom a so-called "carcinoma in situ" or a radiologically "occult" carcinoma of the lung was diagnosed by means of cytological sputum examinations. On the basis of these cases, the problem of early localization of lung carcinomas is discussed. The cytological diagnosis of an occult lung carcinoma is practically always the result of an incidental sputum examination. Nevertheless, the value of "mass screenings" is doubtful, whereas systematic sputum examinations of so-called high risk patients seem so much the more indicated.

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