The diagnosis of cystic lung diseases: a role for bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy?

Abstract

Pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH) and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) are two rare cystic lung diseases of unknown aetiology and different pathogenesis. Although the diagnosis can be strongly suspected on the basis of the medical history and clinical and radiological features, at times a pathological confirmation of the diagnosis is necessary… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2010.03.021

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