FREQUENCY OF LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED BRONCHOSCOPICALLY IN A TERTIARY CARE CHEST FACILITY

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Mir Azam Khan
Muhammad Atta ur Rehman Adnan
Afaq Khattak
Fahad Ahmad
Hassan Sajid
Mohsin Khan Jadoon
Arshad Javaid

Abstract

Objective:

 

To evaluate various types of lung malignancies diagnosed through bronchoscopy, and their

Methodology:


This descriptive study was based in a tertiary care chest facility in Peshawar. Duration of

the study was from June 2005 - June 2009. The material was obtained from the bronchoscopy record in the

 

chest clinic. All the patients bronchoscoped from June 2005 – June 2009 were studied for their outcome.

Result:

 

This study included 425 patients, 306 (72%) were males and 235 (55.3%) of patients were between

31-60 years age. Ninety two (21.6%) patients were diagnosed with lung cancer; of which 73 (79.5%)

patients were males and 19 (20.5%) were females. Sixty five (70.7%) of the 92 patients initially presented

with shadow on the Chest radiograph, 9 (9.80%) patients had superior vena caval obstruction, 8 (8.70%)

patients presented with lung collapse, 6 (6.52%) with haemoptysis, and 4 (4.35%) patients with hoarseness

of voice. Forty three (46.7%) patients were diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, 29 (31.5%) with

adenocarcinoma, 17 (18.5%) with small cell type carcinoma and 3 (3.30%) patients had large cell type

carcinoma. Fifty four (58.7%) patients of the 92 were smokers or had a history of smoking, Anthracosis

 

was found in 45 (10.6%) patients out of all the 425 patients.

Conclusion:

 

Commonest type of lung cancer in this study was squamous cell (46.7%) followed by

adenocarcinoma (31.5%) and small cell carcinoma (18.5%). Squamous cell carcinoma was strongly

 

associated with cigerrete smoking as compared to adenocarcinoma in this study.

 

presentations.

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Khan MA, Adnan MA ur R, Khattak A, Ahmad F, Sajid H, Jadoon MK, Javaid A. FREQUENCY OF LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSED BRONCHOSCOPICALLY IN A TERTIARY CARE CHEST FACILITY. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 5 [cited 2022 May 28];25(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1142
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