Diagnostic yield and safety profile of cryobiopsy in various lung pathologies

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Authors: Sameer Arbat, Ashok Arbat, Swapnil Bakamwar, Parimal Deshpande, Bharat Agrawal, Vinit Niranjane
Publication date : 2019/9/28
Journal : European Respiratory Journal
Volume: 54
Issue : suppl 63
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Description :
Cryobiopsy is a relatively new technique used to diagnose lung pathologies. This study focuses on current cryobiopsy techniques, diagnostic yield and complication rates.
Aims and Objective: 
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 with suspected DPLD or with peripheral lung lesion on HRCT and all patients with endobronchial lesion on bronchoscopy were selected and were subjected to cryobiopsy procedure.
 Out of 83 patients 25 underwent Trans-Bronchial Lung Cryobiopsy (TBLC) for DPLD, 30 underwent TBLC for peripheral lesions and 28 patients were of endo bronchial lesions that underwent Endobronchial Lung Cryobiopsy(EBLC). The results were as shown in Figure 1. Total diagnostic yieald was …