Enhancing diagnostic precision: Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy with cryobiopsy in pulmonary and mediastinal lesions – A case study
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Department of Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
Regional Hospital for Lung Diseases, Szczecin, Poland
Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Submission date: 2023-11-05
Final revision date: 2023-11-22
Acceptance date: 2023-11-22
Online publication date: 2024-02-01
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Małgorzata Edyta Wojtyś   

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Sokołowskiego 11, 70-891 Szczecin, Poland.
Pol. Ann. Med. 2024;31(1):45-48
A minimally invasive approach in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions may pose a challenge for thoracic surgeons when selecting the most appropriate technique. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) is an innovative technique used in the diagnosis of lung tumors.

Evaluation of the merits of ENB in patient manifesting undiagnosed pulmonary and mediastinal lesions, while concurrently investigating its influence on the determination of the ultimate therapeutic strategy.

Case study:
The 73-year-old male patient with a suspicious lung mass was admitted to the hospital for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. The patient underwent an invasive diagnosis of lung and mediastinum using ENB with cryobiopsy. The histopathological examination revealed adenocarcinoma and lymphoma cells, ultimately guiding the initiation of appropriate therapeutic measures.

Results and Discussion:
Among the available methods, those with the highest diagnostic yield and safety should be chosen. Precise diagnosis of pulmonary lesions holds paramount importance for guiding appropriate treatment in cases of suspected malignancy.

ENB with cryobiopsy proves effective diagnosis in case of peripheral lesions that are difficult to access for classical techniques.

This study has no funding.
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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