Table 2: Positive diagnosis based on flexible bronchoscopy.

Diagnosis (%)

Adenocarcinoma101 (55.8%)
Squamous cell carcinoma14 (7.7%)
Metastases12 (6.6%)
NSCC (unspecified)26 (14.4%)
Tuberculosis9 (5.0%)
Other infections19 (10.5%)

Amongst patients with a positive bronchoscopy diagnosis, 84.5% were diagnosed with cancer and 15.5% were diagnosed with infections.
Other infections: 18 had bacterial infections and 1 had nontuberculous mycobacteria. All microbiological cultures were from bronchoalveolar lavage.