Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Lung Disease after Cryobiopsy

Rade Tomic, Gustavo A. Cortes-Puentes, Paari Murugan, Hyun Joo Kim, Khalid Amin, H. Erhan Dincer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cryotherapy has been used in treatment of lung cancer for decades. The utility of cryotechnology in diagnosis of lung diseases is emerging and gaining popularity. Cryobiopsy (CB) of the lung, when compared with conventional transbronchial forceps lung biopsy, has proposed to have a higher diagnostic yield in interstitial lung disease by providing larger biopsy specimen and less crush artifact. Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease (AEILD) has been well described with surgical lung biopsies and, rarely, with conventional transbronchial forceps biopsy. The incidence of AEILD after CB is not known. Here we are presenting a case of AEILD after CB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • acute ILD exacerbation
  • cryobiopsy
  • interstitial lung disease
  • lung biopsy
  • lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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