Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 30(3); 1983 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1983;30(3):121-124.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 1983.
Clinical Studies of Lung Cancer
Jong Yul Woo, Jae Young Seo, Seung Woo Lee, Sung Chul Choi, Gyu Chan Cho, Jung Kil Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, St. Benedict Hospital, Busan, Korea
폐암의 임상적 관찰
우종렬, 서재영, 이승우, 최성철, 조규찬, 이중길
Lung cancer became one of the most common malignancies ‘in Korea and the advent of Fiberoptic bronchoscope made its diagnosis more accurate. The authors gathered 52 cases of lung cancer by bronchospic biopsy or sputum cytology, and the following results were obtained. 1) The male to female ratio was 4.8 : 1 and the most prevalent age was sixth decades. 2) Usual clinical presentations were cough, dyspnea and chest pain in order. 3) At the time of admission, 30 cases(57.7%) were thought as lung cancer and the remainders as other pulmonary diseases. 4) The most common histologic type was squamous cell carcinoma which consitutes 55.8% of total cases and the prevalent sites were both upper lobe bronchi. 5) On bronchoscopy, trachea and carina were almost normal and masses were identified in 27 cases(51.9%).

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