Respiratory Endoscopy
Online ISSN : 2758-3813
Case Report
A Case of Lung Metastasis of Breast Cancer Diagnosed Using Ultrathin Bronchoscopic Cryobiopsy with a "Tube-wedging Method"
Yuki TakigawaHiromi WatanabeKen SatoSuzuka MatsuokaKenichiro KudoAkiko SatoTetsuya IsodaYoko ShinnoKeiichi FujiwaraTakuo Shibayama
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2024 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 32-35


A 64-year-old patient with a history of breast cancer was referred to our department after a computed tomography finding of a chest abnormality. We performed bronchoscopy, and the specimens obtained via forceps biopsy were nondiagnostic. Cryobiopsy was then performed using the "tube-wedging method." The process was straightforward and could be completed without complication. Pathological diagnosis of specimens obtained via cryobiopsy revealed metastatic breast cancer in the lungs.

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