[Lung cryobiopsy in diffuse interstitial lung disease diagnosis]

Oubiña M, Klappenbach R, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001425
Original Title: Criobiopsia pulmonar en el diagnóstico de enfermedad pulmonar intersticial difusa
Authors' recommendations: CONCLUSIONS Very low quality evidence suggests that lung cryobiopsy in diffuse interstitial lung disease diagnosis might have a lower mortality than videothorascopic lung biopsy, although with a lower diagnostic accuracy and a higher number of mild to moderate complications. The clinical practice guidelines consulted mention cryobiopsy and consider it as a potential less invasive alternative in patients at high surgical risk. No coverage policies mentioning this technology have been found.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial
  • Cryosurgery
  • Image-Guided Biopsy
  • Diagnosis
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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