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Cancers :
Lung Biopsy

A Lung biopsy can be performed for various reasons, such as diagnosis of lumps that appears on chest x-rays, blood streaked sputum, wheezing and difficulty in breathing, severe pneumonia, and lung cancer and associated symptoms among others.

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1. Who does a lung biopsy?

Lung biopsy procedure is mostly done by a Surgeon or a Radiologist

2. Where is the lung biopsy performed?

Lung biopsy is mostly performed in the surgery department. Or Radiology Room

3. What should be done before the lung biopsy?

Visit your doctor or clinician to brief about your health history, medications, and allergies.

Undergo a brief physical examination Blood will be collected from you

A chest x-ray or CT scan will be taken

Sign a consent form after clearing your doubts about the biopsy procedure

4. What should be done after the lung biopsy?

Chest X-ray will be taken after the biopsy procedure to monitor for air leakage to avoid lung collapse.

4 hours of critical observation will be monitored

After 4 hours a second chest x-ray will be taken

If no abnormality in chest x-ray is observed you will be discharged.

In case, of abnormality in X-ray due to air leakage a tube will be inserted in to the chest wall to remove the air in the pleural cavity.

The tube will be removed after the lung turns to normal condition.






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