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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
37 years experience Family Medicine
Generally not: If pneumonia is community acquired, your physician will usually treat you with antibiotics given normal flora present in your community. Biopsy is no ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zhanna Albany
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pulmonologist 2nd op: this is not easy to answer in general terms. assuming no smoking history/no exposure and ruled out cystic fibrosis, alpha antitrypsin deficiency, idio ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: A virtual consult with uploaded images and labs may yield some new approaches in your management, Have you had an immune work up?
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Dr. Robert Andrews
36 years experience Interventional Radiology
While : While a biopsy is usually necessary to determine the specific nature of a tumor, it is often possible to tell with great certainty from a ct scan that ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not exactly: Your suspicions are reasonable. Actual diagnosis requires tissue, i.e. Biopsy and/or resection. There are features in radiologic imaging that are hi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
35 years experience Phlebology
Depends: That depends on the type of biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy done by an interventional radiologist under fluoroscopy or ct guidance is usually done with ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Various: 1 collapsed lung 2 bleeding 3 death (rare 1 in 10000 for bronchoscopy biopsies).
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Procedure specific: There are 3 different ways to do a lung biopsy. Ct guided uses a needle inserted thru the chest while taking ct scan images. Bronchoscopic involves ru ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Several types: • Several approaches are used for lung bx to obtain enough tissue for histologic exam. The simplest is the Needle biopsy. With local anesthesia a need ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: The risk of pneumothorax (collapsed lung) depends on the type of procedure. If you are underoing a bronchoscopy (camera/scope of the lung) the risk i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Nyman
38 years experience Radiology
Obtaining tissue: Obtaining a small piece of lung tissue where there is a suspected abnormality. It is obtained either by bronchoscopy where a small scope is passed do ... Read More
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