Surgical lung biopsy for diffuse pulmonary disease: experience of 196 patients.

  title={Surgical lung biopsy for diffuse pulmonary disease: experience of 196 patients.},
  author={Yung‐Chie Lee and Chen-Tu Wu and H. Hsu and P. Huang and Yih-Leong Chang},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={129 5},
OBJECTIVE Surgical lung biopsy is considered the final method of diagnostic modality in patients with undiagnosed diffuse pulmonary disease. Nevertheless, the effect of surgical lung biopsy on the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of the patient still remains controversial. This study reviewed the experiences of surgical lung biopsies in 196 consecutive patients during the past 7 years. METHODS Surgical lung biopsy was performed after achievement of general anesthesia through video-assisted… Expand
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