Open Access Mini Review Article ID: APRC-3-125

    Usefulness of Transbronchial Cryobiopsy in Interstitial Lung Disease

    Umair A Gauhar*

    Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a term that describes a group of more than 200 lung disorders that show varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis of the pulmonary interstitium. The etiology  and  pathophysiology of many of these disorders still remains poorly understood and is the topic of ongoing research and  debate. The  diagnostic  approach  to ILD can  be  complex and  often  requires  a  multidisciplinary  team  approach  with involvement  of  a  pulmonologist,  radiologist  and  pathologist. A  lung  biopsy  is  often  needed  to determine  the  particular subcategory  of interstitial lung disease. Unfortunately, conventional  transbronchial  biopsy  with  forceps  has  a  very poor  diagnostic  yield  in  ILD. 


    Published on: Jun 9, 2017 Pages: 50-51

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/aprc.000025
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