Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 August 2011, last major update August 2011
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● For non-neoplastic lesions, clinical correlation is essential
● Evaluating biopsies: alveolar space, alveolar septal membrane, conducting airways, pulmonary arteries and other vessels and lymphatics
● Tips of lingula and right middle lobe typically show more fibrosis than elsewhere
● Frozen section is recommended for open biopsies so (a) tissue arrives fresh, not in preservative, and (b) pathologist can tell surgeon if specimen is adequate and representative
● Elastic and trichrome stains are often helpful for non-neoplastic tissue
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