Endobronchial Ultrasound-Radial Probe–Assisted Cryobiopsy for Peripheral Lung Mass: A New Way for Better Yield?

We report a case of solitary pulmonary nodules where EBUS-RP was used to guide a cryoprobe to get large transbronchial cryobiopsies successfully.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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