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Table 6 Differential diagnoses given based on VATS biopsies

From: The efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lung biopsies in patients with interstitial lung disease: a retrospective study of 66 patients

Ddx of VATS biopsy No. of patients %
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 21 31.8
UIP 19 28.8
CTD 9 13.6
NSIP 8 12.1
Sarcoidosis 7 10.6
Aspiration 3 4.6
Pulmonary Langerhans Histiocytosis 3 4.6
Infection 3 4.6
Stoneworkers pneumoconiosis 2 3.0
End stage fibrosis 2 3.0
Other 21 31.8