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What are the Indications of Lung Biopsy?

Lung biopsy is performed to inspect for abnormal changes in the lungs.

Lung biopsy is advised for-

  • Diagnosis of lumps or nodules that appears on chest x-ray, to see if they are benign or malignant.
  • Diagnosis of a lung infection like tuberculosis or pneumonia.
What are the Indications of Lung Biopsy?
  • Accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity.
  • Diagnosis of sarcoidosis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, rheumatoid lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Diagnosis lung cancer and help determine the stage of a known case of lung cancer.
  • Persistent single or multiple focal infiltrates, for which no diagnosis has been made by sputum or blood culture, serology or bronchoscopy.

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