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Table 1 Comparison of clinically diagnosed DPLD (with number of cases and matching histopathological findings) and averagely reported diagnostic yield by forceps biopsy

From: Diagnostic yield of transbronchial cryobiopsy in non-neoplastic lung disease: a retrospective case series

Clinical diagnosis Number of cases Matching histopathological findings Average reported diagnostic yield by forceps biopsy
COP 9 8/9 (89%) 65% (10, 27, 28)
Rheumatoid lung disease 2 2/2 (100%)  
Sarcoidosis 12 10/12 (83%) 69% (10, 28, 29)
Alveolar microlithiasis 1 1/1 (100%) -
NSIP 1 1/1 (100%) -
medically-induced lung damages 2 2/2 (100%) -
HP 7 6/7 (86%) 95% (10)
Pulmonary manifestation of scleroderma 2 1/2 (50%) -
Histiocytosis 2 1/2 (50%) -
pANCA-pos. Vasculitis 1 0/1 (0%) -
IPF 13 9/13 (69%) 34% (1, 10)