Complications of video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy in patients with interstitial lung disease.

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BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend surgical lung biopsy for diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) in selected patients. To shed light on the risk-benefit ratio for this recommendation, we examined the morbidity and mortality associated with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) lung biopsy in a group of outpatients. METHODS A… (More)

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