During a lung biopsy, a small amount of lung tissue is removed so that it can be examined and tested in order to diagnose lung conditions. This can be performed in one of four ways: inserting a needle through the chest, inserting a bronchoscope through the nose or mouth, making a surgical incision between the ribs or using a thorascope (video assisted).
Also Known As:
- Biopsy of the lung
Conditions Treated with a Lung Biopsy:
A lung biopsy may be performed to diagnose conditions such as cancer, sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis.