TBBXTransbronchial Biopsy
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Endobronchial biopsy (EB) of the EBL as well as transbronchial biopsy (TBBx) of right upper nodule and EBUS-TBNA of the right paratracheal and subcarinal lymph nodes was performed.
Abbreviations CXR: Chest-roentgenogram CT: Computed tomography EB: Endobronchial biopsy EBL: Endobronchial lesion EBUS-TBNA: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration FFB: Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy Pro-BNP: Pro-B-type natriuretic peptide TBBx: Transbronchial biopsy.
Simplistically, they should be thought of as a small SLBx rather than a large forceps transbronchial biopsy (TBBx) to help overcome subjective bias in assuming that forceps TBBx is often nondiagnostic and therefore should be approached with caution.