Transbronchial cryobiopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung disease. A new star in the horizon.

  title={Transbronchial cryobiopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung disease. A new star in the horizon.},
  author={Venerino Poletti and Sadia Benzaquen},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  volume={31 3},
  • Venerino Poletti, Sadia Benzaquen
  • Published 2014 in
    Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung…
Surgical lung biopsy is still considered the gold standard to obtain enough lung tissue in the clinical context of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. Tissue samples obtained are large enough for morphological analysis and also very difficult patterns may be identified. Transbronchial lung biopsy is not useful to identify complex morphological patterns and mainly is not recommended as a diagnostic tool in patients with suspected idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This statement is included in… CONTINUE READING


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