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Lung India. 2019 Sep-Oct;36(5):434-437. doi: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_325_18.

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy for the diagnosis of lepidic-predominant lung adenocarcinoma.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Medicine, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.


Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies globally with lung adenocarcinoma as the most common type of lung cancer. With new classification of lung cancers in 2011, it has become pertinent that adequate tissue is obtained for the diagnosis and subtyping of lung adenocarcinoma particularly for prognostication. Transbronchial cryobiopsy is a minimally invasive procedure which helps obtain adequate tissue and avoid surgical lung biopsy.


Bronchoalveolar carcinoma; cryobiopsy; lepidic growth; lung adenocarcinoma; transbronchial biopsy

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