Cup forceps superior to alligator forceps for transbronchial biopsy | ERS

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Takeaway 

  • The cup forceps had better diagnostic yield and was associated with significantly fewer complications when used during a transbronchial lung biopsy (TBBX). 

Why this matters 

  • TBBX is a routine diagnostic procedure for pulmonary diseases. 
  • While the cup and the alligator force...