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Response to: 'Conventional bronchoscopic techniques in sarcoidosis: not too far behind’ by Dhooria et al
  1. Robert C Rintoul1,
  2. Rawya Ahmed1,
  3. Brendan Dougherty1,
  4. Nicholas R Carroll2
  1. 1Department of Thoracic Oncology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Rintoul, Department of Thoracic Oncology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge CB23 3RE, UK; Robert.rintoul{at}

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We thank Dhooria et al1 for their complimentary comments on our review article about linear endobronchial ultrasound.2 We congratulate them on their carefully performed randomised controlled trial comparing endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in conjunction with transbronchial lung biopsies (TBLB) and endobronchial biopsies (EBB) with conventional non-ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (cTBNA) in conjunction with TBLB and EBB for the diagnosis …

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