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Table 3 Biopsy/autopsy results of patients with pneumothorax secondary to GPA

From: Risk factors and treatment of pneumothorax secondary to granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a clinical analysis of 25 cases

Biopsy site and pathology Cases (n, %)
Lung (12 cases)  
 Pulmonary nodules necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis 6/12(50.0%)
 bronchial pleural fistula 2/12(16.7%)
 Pleural necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis 1/12(8.3%)
 Subpleural blister and fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and elastic tissue hyperplasia 1/12(8.3%)
Nose (necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis) 8
Skin (leukocytoclastic vasculitis) 2
Parotid (necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis) 1
Oral (necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis) 1
  1. Note: lung biopsy/autopsy in a total of 12 cases