Open pleural biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – open pleura

Definition of Open pleural biopsy

An open pleural biopsy is a procedure to remove and examine the tissue that lines the inside of the chest. This tissue is called the pleura.

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 pleural tissue biopsy
Pleural cavity

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