Table 2—

Patients dead within 30 days

Age/sexPreoperative diagnosisReason for biopsyBiopsy resultCause of death
61/MIPFAD R/O secondary massUIPIncrease in infiltrate, bleeding, unresponsive one day after TOCP
71/MIPFAD R/O secondary processDAD on UIPRespiratory failure, never extubated
69/MIPFAD R/O secondary processUIPRespiratory failure, probable ARDS
68/MIPFAD R/O secondary processUIPARDS
67/FBOOP/DAD?DU Subacute courseDAD on UIPARDS
64/MUIPAD (but myocardial infarction, flail mitral leaflet)UIPRespiratory failure
64/FAIP?DU Subacute course, alveolar infiltratesUIPARDS
58/MUIP/eosinophilic granuloma?DU Atypical CT distributionUIPAcute pulmonary oedema or severe UIP
40/MIPF?DU Atypical young ageUIPARDS
58/MIPF/eosinophilic granuloma/SarcoidosisDU Upper lobe predominant infiltratesUIPPneumothorax/Empyema/sudden death
  • autopsy declined

  • bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia/diffuse alveolar damage

  • open lung biopsy 4 years prior

  • indicates video assisted thoracoscopic biopsy, all others open surgical biopsy

  • IPF: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; UIP: usual interstitial pneumonia; DAD: diffuse alveolar damage; ARDS: adult respiratory distress syndrome; BOOP: bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia; AIP: acute interstitial pneumonia; AD: accelerated decline; DU: dignostic uncertainty; TOCP: transtracheal oxygen catheter placement; ?: uncertain diagnosis.