Table 2

Measurements of the forceps biopsies:

Specimen's number

Whole area of the largest specimen [mm2]

Alveolar part within biopsy

Area of alveolar part [mm2]

Artifacts of alleolar part

Localisation

Clinical indication


1

2.333

Yes

1.058

Severe

UL right

Fibrosis


2

2.093

Yes

0.982

Mild

OL right

Fibrosis


3

1.007

No

ML

Fibrosis


4

1.384

No

ML

Fibrosis


5

4.344

Yes

1.612

Mild

Ul left

ILD


6

1.714

Yes

1.105

Mild

Lingula

Infiltration


7

3.684

Yes

1.195

Moderate

OL right

Infiltration


8

5.142

Yes

2.674

Moderate

OL right

Infiltration


9

2.688

Yes

0.430

Severe

OL right

Infiltration


10

11.828

No

OL right

Peripheral lesion


11

2.424

Yes

1.511

Moderate

UL left

Peripheral lesion


12

0.572

No

ML

Infiltration


13

2.806

Yes

2.372

Severe

UL right

Fibrosis


14

1.422

No

OL right

Infiltration


15

6.817

Yes

5.972

moderate

UL right

Infiltration


16

2.043

No

UL right

Infiltration


17

15.713

No

UL right

Infiltration


18

0.366

No

Lingula

Fibrosis


Griff et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:53   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-53

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