open-lung biopsy

open-lung biopsy

An inpatient procedure in which lung tissue is obtained by a surgeon, usually via an intercostal incision, while the patient is under general anaesthesia.

Indications
Peripheral lung disease—e.g., interstitial pneumonia, suspected cancer.

Complications
Bleeding, 1–2%.
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Up to the present there has been only one case report of an open-lung biopsy showing slight thickening of the visceral pleura that was not apparent on the chest radiography (7).
There is a case report of an open-lung biopsy showing slight thickening of the visceral pleura related to acebutolol (+1) (7).
A final cancer determination was made after several months of follow-up and, in some cases, open-lung biopsy.
However--thanks to some evidence in the literature suggesting the value of open-lung biopsy in acute respiratory distress syndrome, as well as the patients' severe condition--he performed broncho alveolar lavage.
Open-lung biopsy and renal biopsies were then performed.
To absolutely confirm the presence of bronchiolitis, an open-lung biopsy is required.
Bronchoscopy and open-lung biopsy revealed interstitial pneumonitis with lymphocytes and plasma cells.
Therefore, an open-lung biopsy was undertaken, which demonstrated the accumulation of eosinophilic granular lipoproteinaceous material within the alveoli and hyperplasia of type 2 pneumocytes.
25] If there is a clinical suspicion of PTLD and transbronchial biopsy is negative, open-lung biopsy is indicated.
The open-lung biopsy of the right upper lobe of the lung in 1997 revealed a diffuse lymphoid infiltrate that resembled the previous lung biopsy, but had greater architectural distortion, focal necrosis, and greater mitotic activity and cytologic atypia.