Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Lung Disease After Cryobiopsy.

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Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology, ISSN: 1948-8270, Vol: 24, Issue: 4, Page: 319-322

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Tomic, Rade, Cortes-Puentes, Gustavo A, Murugan, Paari, Joo Kim, Hyun, Amin, Khalid, Dincer, H Erhan
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
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Cryotherapy has been used in treatment of lung cancer for decades. The utility of cryotechnology in diagnosis of lung diseases is emerging and gaining popularity. Cryobiopsy (CB) of the lung, when compared with conventional transbronchial forceps lung biopsy, has proposed to have a higher diagnostic yield in interstitial lung disease by providing larger biopsy specimen and less crush artifact. Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease (AEILD) has been well described with surgical lung biopsies and, rarely, with conventional transbronchial forceps biopsy. The incidence of AEILD after CB is not known. Here we are presenting a case of AEILD after CB.

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