Transbronchial biopsy interpretation in the patient with diffuse parenchymal lung disease Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung
  • Lung Diseases

abstract

  • The transbronchial biopsy specimen can provide valuable information for clinical management in the setting of diffuse or multifocal lung disease. Computed tomographic scans are useful for selecting appropriate patients to undergo biopsy and in limiting the differential diagnosis. Knowledge of the clinical context, radiologic distribution of abnormalities, and histopathologic patterns is essential. With this information, the surgical pathologist can substantially influence the diagnostic workup and help guide the clinician to an accurate clinical/radiologic/pathologic diagnosis.

publication date

  • March 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 17516743

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 407

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 131

number

  • 3