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Verhaeghe Wim M.D.; Noppen, Marc M.D.; Meysman, Marc M.D.; Monsieur, Ingrid M.D.; Dhaese, Jan M.D.; Maillet, Bernard M.D.; Vincken, Walter M.D.
Journal of Bronchology: April 1996
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We report the case of a patient in whom diagnosis of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) was made by means of thoracoscopic lung biopsy and where multiple grayish-white nodules were seen on the surface of the affected pulmonary segment. In view of the morbidity and mortality associated with open lung biopsy, thoracoscopic lung biopsy may be considered a diagnostic approach in patients with undiagnosed interstitial lung disease.

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