Histology for Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Samples

  • Tamiko TakemuraEmail author
  • Tomohisa Baba
  • Takashi Niwa
  • Takashi Ogura


Transbronchial cryobiopsy samples may provide sufficient information for recognizing even complex patterns. Histological structures of the pulmonary acinus and lobule may be identified in these samples, at least when they reach a size of more than 4–5 mm. These hallmarks should be utilized to interpret the lesions and to increase the level of diagnostic confidence.


Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy Histology Samples Interstitial lung disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamiko Takemura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomohisa Baba
    • 2
  • Takashi Niwa
    • 2
  • Takashi Ogura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyJapanese Red Cross Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory MedicineKanagawa Cardiovascular and Respiratory CenterYokohamaJapan

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