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what happens when a lung is punctured during a biopsy

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Possible; unlikely: It is possible, but very unlikely, for a lung to be accidentally punctured during a liver biopsy. The liver specialists try very hard not to go near t ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
27 years experience Family Medicine
NO: The change in altitude can make a small leak a big one. Do not fly until released by your physician.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Variable: A bronchoscopy with or without biopsy is fairly straightforward. The general description you've provided suggests a child that at baseline is chronica ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pneumonectomy: A person can live with only 1 lung if the lung that remains is healthy enough to supply the oxygen needs of the person's body. The first reported pneu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Mammogram: It is imaging study of breast tissue. It can be painful.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Embolus: When an embolus enters an artery too small for it to fit through it will prevent blood from flowing through the artery. The tissue that relies on the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Sample removed: Three ways of doing a breast biopsy: direct, ultrasound, or stereotactic guidance. With all of these, the area of the skin is anesthetized, and then a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3 ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Ask surgeon: I assume C scan is cat scan.Usually surgeon likes to know type of lesion dealing with. If it has large amount of blood vessels, cystic, or solid. Help ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Collapse implies: One of two things. 1. Pneumothorax, where air escapes the lung, or 2. A lobe seems to "close up" from a blocked bronchus. The former can be 'watched' ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
No blood flow: Past that point. So body part past that can die if not treated in time.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Low risk: Bronchoscopy with biopsy is a very safe procedure with few complications. Bleeding is rare unless there are low platelets or the patient has been taki ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Infection, Cancer, +: Infection, hemorrhage, tumors (benign and malignant (cancerous)) fluid and even fibrosis can have a similar appearance. If it is mostly calcified, it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Bypass: The lungs are not being inflated during this part of the bypass the patient is on a machine that circulates the blood and oxygenates it as well. The r ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Might be needed: Here is some general information on spinal tap: http://www.webmd.com/brain/lumbar-puncture#1 And bone marrow biopsy: https://guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It's obviously out now, since you know about it. The danger is similar to a retained tampon - infection. If you are well and have no abnormal discharg ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Consolidated: Usually a lung segment full of infection is "consolidated.".
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It bleeds,: then goes about healing.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Usually biopsies: It is typical to do biopsies from the different parts of tract: esophagus, different regions of stomach, duodenum. This is because even if the GI tra ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very possible: There is a high infection rate with cat bites. The consequences can be quite serious. Please seek medical attention for a cat bite.
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