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Thoracic Pathology

The Yale Thoracic Pathology Program specializes in analysis of tissue obtained from the thorax, including lungs, trachea, and chest wall, for evaluation for neoplastic (e.g. lung cancer, mesothelioma, other tumors) conditions, as well as specific non-neoplastic conditions (inflammatory lung disease, including specific infections and fibrotic [scarring] diseases of the lung). We also evaluate prognostic features relative to tumor immunotherapy (PD-L1 expression levels).

Our services include examination of the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung fibrosis
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Chronic extrinsic hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Early lung cancer
  • Small cell carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Bronchial biopsies
  • Thoracoscopic biopsies
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Emphysema,
  • Asthma and airway diseases