Bronchoscopic Lung Biopsy

Rajesh R. Patel, James P. Utz

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFlexible Bronchoscopy
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405175876
StatePublished - Jan 5 2012


  • BLB contraindication, inability in cooperating with procedure
  • BLB, in select group of diffuse lung diseases
  • BLB, or transbronchoscopic or transbronchial lung biopsy
  • Coagulation disorders, relative contraindication to BLB
  • Decline in need for BLB, newer, imaging procedures
  • Fluoroscopic guidance, preventing pneumothorax, secondary to BLB
  • HRCT not being definitive, BAL and BLB considered
  • HRCT of chest, and decrease of BLBs of diffuse lung disease
  • Lung transplant recipients and BLB, more frequent
  • Prebronchoscopy checklist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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