Diagnostic Yield and Safety Profile of Cryobiopsy in Lung Pathologies

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Authors: SA Arbat, A Arbat, S Bakamwar
Publication Date : 2019/5
Pages : A2357-A2357
Publisher: American Thoracic Society
Description :
To study the role and to evaluate safety and diagnostic yield of Cryobiopsy in Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD), peripheral lesions and endobronchial lesions.


It was prospective observational study. All patients suspected DPLD or with peripheral lung lesion on HRCT and all patients with endobronchial lesion on bronchoscopy were selected. Informed consent was taken and those patients willing were subjected to cryobiopsy procedure. Further samples obtained were sent for histopathological analysis. Results obtained from HPE were analyzed.

Results :

Out of 72 patients 21 underwent Trans-Bronchial Lung Cryobiopsy (TBLC) for DPLD, 25 underwent TBLC for peripheral lesions and 26 patients were of endo bronchial lesions that underwent Endobronchial Lung Cryobiopsy (EBLC). The results were as shown in Table 1, 2, 3. Among the 21 patients who underwent TBLC for DPLD, 28 …