Title

Granulomatous and lymphocytic interstitial lung disease diagnosed by transbronchial lung cryobiopsy

Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Aurora Clinical Laboratories, Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Abstract

Granulomatous and lymphocytic interstitial lung disease is a pulmonary complication of common variable immune deficiency with significant morbidity and increased mortality. Diagnosis has historically been obtained by surgical lung biopsy as transbronchial biopsy typically yields insufficient tissue for definitive diagnosis from a disease process with a patchy distribution. However, the potential for significant morbidity and mortality with surgical lung biopsy exists, necessitating the development of alternative diagnostic approaches. We present a case of granulomatous and lymphocytic interstitial lung disease confirmed through minimally invasive transbronchial lung cryobiopsy and discuss the role of this modality in diagnosing interstitial lung disease.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

32810518

DOI

10.1016/j.cryobiol.2020.08.004

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