Utility of transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

  title={Utility of transbronchial biopsy in the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis.},
  author={Riffat Meraj and Kathryn Wikenheiser-brokamp and Lisa R Young and Sue Byrnes and Francis X McCormack},
  journal={Frontiers of medicine},
  volume={6 4},
Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare cystic lung disease that targets women during their reproductive years. A confident diagnosis can often be based on clinical grounds, but diagnostic certainty requires pathological analysis. Although surgical lung biopsy is considered the gold standard for obtaining tissue in patients with diffuse lung disease, it is also associated with higher morbidity and mortality than alternative, less invasive techniques. The objective of our study was to… CONTINUE READING

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