Advertisement

Vascular Patterns Observed via the Fiberoptic Bronchoscope in Cases of Lung Cancer

  • R. Amemiya
  • K. Oho
  • M. Aida
  • N. Hayashi
  • K. Nagai
  • N. Takizawa
  • Y. Hayata
Part of the Developments in Surgery book series (DISU, volume 3)

Abstract

There is no internationally accepted classification of bronchoscopic findings. The classification adopted by the Japanese Lung Cancer Society1 is shown in Fig. 1, but the only reference to vascular findings in this classification system is the term ‘vascular engorgement’. We feel that since cases of lung cancer exhibit a variety of vascular findings which are important in terms of diagnosis and deciding therapeutic strategy. Our purpose was to establish a classification of vascular patterns as observed through the fiberoptic bronchoscope.

Keywords

Lung Cancer Small Cell Carcinoma Vascular Pattern Lung Cancer Case Fiberoptic Bronchoscope 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    The Japan Lung Cancer Society: Rules for clinical and pathological records of lung cancer, 41–54, Tokyo, Kanehara-Shuppan, 1978.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Oho, K., Ametniya, R.: Practical fiberoptic bronchoscopy, 65–67, Tokyo, Igaku-Shoin, 1980.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague/ Boston/ London 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Amemiya
  • K. Oho
  • M. Aida
  • N. Hayashi
  • K. Nagai
  • N. Takizawa
  • Y. Hayata

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations