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Fernanda Hernández-González, Carmen M Lucena, José Ramírez, Marcelo Sánchez, María José Jimenez, Antoni Xaubet, Jacobo Sellares, Carlos Agustí
BACKGROUND: Assessment of patients with suspected interstitial lung disease (ILD) includes surgical lung biopsy (SLB) when clinical and radiological data are inconclusive. However, cryobiopsy is acquiring an important role in the ILD diagnostic process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield, safety and economic costs of the systematic use of cryobiopsy in the assessment of patients with suspected ILD. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of patients who had undergone transbronchial cryobiopsy for evaluation of ILD from January 2011 to January 2014...
June 2015: Archivos de Bronconeumología
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