Open lung biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – open lung

Definition of Open lung biopsy

An open is surgery to remove a small piece of tissue from the lung. The sample is then examined for , infection, or .

Review

Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/1/2010

Lungs
Incision for lung biopsy

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