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Table 2 Histological findings other than Emphysema (% of 142 operations, most specimens had more than one)

From: Evidence of mycobacterial disease in COPD patients with lung volume reduction surgery; the importance of histological assessment of specimens: a cohort study

Histological findings other than Emphysema (% of 142 operations)
Chronic inflammation 54 (38%)
Pleural/Interstitial fibrosis 49 (36%)
Respiratory/Chronic bronchiolitis 28 (20%)
Organising pneumonia 22 (16%)
Reactive mesothelial hyperplasia 17 (12%)
Non– necrotising granuloma 16 (11%)
Nectrotising granuloma 14 (10%)
Hyperplastic type II pneumocytes 7 (6%)
Aspergillus infection 5 (4%)
Malignancies: 3 (2%)
Sarcomatoid carcinoma (not seen on CT) 1
Adenocarcinoma, mod. Differentiated (both seen on CT) 2
Tumourlet 1 (0.8%)
Focal neuroendocrine hyperplasia 1 (0.8%)