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Table 8 Correlation between CT scan differential diagnoses and post-VATS biopsy consensus diagnoses

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

CT differential Diagnosis Level of certainty No. of cases Consensus diagnosis (after VATS biopsy) Correct diagnosis
    UIP HP NSIP Sarcoidosis Other  
UIP Probable 13 7 2 2 1 1 54%
UIP Possible 6 3 1 1 0 1 50%
HP Probable 6 0 5 0 0 1 83%
HP Possible 9 5 2 0 2 0 22%
NSIP Probable 3 0 0 1 0 2 33%
NSIP Possible 9 4 2 2 0 1 22%
Sarcoidosis Probable 3 0 0 0 2 1 67%
Sarcoidosis Possible 6 0 0 0 3 3 50%
  1. Proportional breakdown of postoperative consensus diagnoses given to probable/possible CT scan differential diagnoses of: UIP, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP), NSIP and sarcoidosis.