Cardiothoracic Specimens

ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome

BAC bronchioloalveolar carcinoma

BAL bronchoalveolar lavage

COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CS Churg-Strauss syndrome

CVA cerebrovascular accident

FEVj forced expiratory volume in one second

FVC forced vital capacity haemoptysis blood in sputum

LVRS lung volume reduction surgery

MI myocardial infarction

NSCLC non-small cell lung cancer

PE pulmonary embolus

SCLC small cell lung cancer

SVCO superior vena cava obstruction

TB tuberculosis

TOE transoesophageal echocardiography

TTNA transthoracic needle aspiration

TTNB transthoracic needle biopsy

VATS video-assisted thorascopic surgery

V/Q Scan ventilation/perfusion scan

WG Wegener's granulomatosis

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