Patients were categorised into four classes according to their fitness for lung resection and the severity of their symptoms. Severe symptoms were defined as life threatening haemoptysis or other symptoms requiring more than one hospital admission. Class I (n = 1), fit individual with mild or no symptoms; class II (n = 17), fit individuals with severe symptoms; class III (n = 1), unfit individual with no symptoms; and class IV (n = 8), unfit individuals with severe symptoms. Chantelle…