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Needle Biopsy of the Lung and Pleura
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Needle Biopsy of the Lung and Pleura Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

This procedure is used to diagnose abnormal tissue in or around the lung. Possible reasons for abnormal tissue are:

  • Noncancerous tumors
  • Cancer
  • Lung tissue scarring
  • Pneumonia
  • Other infections (eg, tuberculosis or histoplasmosis)
  • Abnormal blood vessels in the lung
  • As a consequence of certain systemic diseases (eg, rheumatoid arthritis , sarcoidosis , or Wegener’s granulomatosis )


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