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Table 2 Cryobiopsy data

From: Cryobiopsies are diagnostic in Pleuroparenchymal and Airway-centered Fibroelastosis

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5 Patient 6 Patient 7 Patient 8
Site 1 RUL (post) RUL (post) Lingula RUL RUL (ant) RUL LUL RUL
Histology site 1 PPFE with nodular lymphoid aggregates PPFE features PPFE features PPFE features PPFE features PPFE features with poorly formed granulomas and ossification PPFE features Peribronchiolar fibroelastosis with mild pleuro-parenchymal elastosis
Site 2 RUL (ant) RUL (ant) LUL   RUL (post)    
Histology site 2 Normal pleura and parenchyma PPFE features PPFE features   PPFE features    
Pnx Y N Y N Y N N N
Drainage N   N   N    
Other complications N N N N N N N N
BAL (%) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
-macrophages 57 6 49 53 78 NA 56 NA
-neutrophils 35 92 40 7 10   2  
-lymphocytes 8 2 10 40 11   42  
-eosinophils 0 0 1 0 1   0  
  1. Abbreviations: RUL = right upper lobe, LUL = left upper lobe, pnx = pneumothorax, BAL = bronchoalveolar lavage