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Could your body absorb air trapped after a lung biopsy?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes

Air can be reabsorbed after biopsy by your blood stream.

In brief: Yes

Air can be reabsorbed after biopsy by your blood stream.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Not completely clear of the question.
However, as noted by other physician, the body can absorb trapped air. If there is a small pneumothorax after biopsy, yes that air can be absorbed and pneumothorax resolves. I hope our answers are helpful.

In brief: Yes

Not completely clear of the question.
However, as noted by other physician, the body can absorb trapped air. If there is a small pneumothorax after biopsy, yes that air can be absorbed and pneumothorax resolves. I hope our answers are helpful.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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