Article Abstract

Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy for diagnosing peripheral lung lesions in lung transplant recipients: a singlecenter experience

Authors: Tanmay S. Panchabhai, Sreeja Biswas Roy, Nikhil Madan, Hesham Abdelrazek, Vipul J. Patel, Rajat Walia, Ross M. Bremner

Abstract

Lung nodules are common in lung transplant recipients (1), but the immunosuppressed status of these patients means that diagnosing these nodules is urgent. Differential diagnoses in lung transplant recipients with lung nodules include infection (i.e., bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial), malignancy [e.g., bronchogenic, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), or metastatic malignancy], and hemorrhage after previous transbronchial biopsies (1,2).