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Table 9 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

Consensus diagnosis (after VATS biopsy) No. of cases Probable diagnosis at CT scan
   UIP HP NSIP Sarcoidosis Malignancy Other Ambiguous
UIP 13 7 (54%) 0 0 0 0 2 4
HP 14 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 0 0 0 2 5
Sarcoidosis 6 1 (17%) 0 0 2 (33%) 0 0 3
NSIP 5 2 (40%) 0 1 (20%) 0 1 (20%) 1 0
Malignancy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  1. Proportional breakdown of preoperative “probable diagnoses at CT scan” given to consensus diagnoses of UIP, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP), sarcoidosis, NSIP and malignancy.