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How does VATS help diagnose interstitial lung disease?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
The diagnosis of interstitial lung disease has become significantly more accurate as a result of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Multiple areas of the lung can be biopsied to determine the presence of this disorder without the need for a large incision.

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