Table 5

Characteristics of bronchoscopic interventions in patients who did or did not undergo radial endobronchial ultrasonography (R-EBUS) in conjunction with transbronchial lung cryobiopsy

With R-EBUS
(n=49)
Without R-EBUS
(n=38)
P value
Procedure time (min)31 (18–49)37 (18–71)<0.01
Cryobiopsies per patient3 (1–4)3 (1–5)0.22
Displacement of endobronchial balloon(n=116)(n=87)
 Major displacement0.51
  Upper lobe 1 (0.9) 0
  Middle lobe 0 0
  Lower lobe 2 (1.7) 0
 Minor displacement0.11
  Upper lobe 1 (0.9) 1 (1.1)
  Middle lobe 1 (0.9) 0
  Lower lobe 8 (6.9) 1 (1.1)
Rupture3 (2.6)00.26
  • Data are presented as medians (ranges) or numbers (percentages).