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Can A Liver Biopsy Puncture My Lung
Possible: The liver is right under the lung separted by the diaphragm. If a lesion is up high in the liver near the edge that runs near the lung it is possible. Using ct and going to a doctor trained in doing biopsies of the liver should reduce the risk of this complication to a minimum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.
Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil. This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tumor spread: Cancers can spread to different areas in the body. It is not uncommon for lung cancer to spread beyond the lung to other areas such as the liver and bone. If you have a known lung cancer and an abnormality in the liver it may be spread of the lung cancer. Certain tests like an MRI may be helpful to see if it is an often seen benign lesion (hemangioma). If it can't you may need a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally safe: Although liver biopsy is relatively safe procedure done as an outpatient, there are risks and complications that can occur. The most significant risk is that of bleeding. Most bleeding associated with liver biopsy is minor however there are cases of severe bleeding that require additional procedures and blood trasnfusions. Other risks include infection and bile duct injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good idea not to: the important reason not to eat is so that during the procedure you do not become nauseated and throw up food making you move during the procedure or aspirate the food into your lungs. It is better to be safe than sorry. Your physician may have other reasons so to maximize the results from the biopsy but the nausea and throwing up are great reasons to stop eating after midnight ...Read more
I had a cholecystectomy and liver biopsy 5 days ago. Since then i can't take a deep breath without sharp pain in my right side. Is this normal?
Yes: The actually liver biopsy takes no more than a minute, but the setting up can take half an hour. Liver biopsies can be done under ultrasound guidance or just by feel. The area is numbed locally with lidocaine, but there is no need to be sleeping during a liver biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It depends on the indication. If you are having right upper abdominal symptoms, the first step is to get an examination by a doctor.The likely next course is to get an imaging test, either a CT, ultrasound, or MRI, depending on what the doctor is suspecting. If there is a suspicious area that looks serious or the doctors can't tell what it is, then the biopsy is often the best way to know for sure ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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