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What are the dangers of having a lung biopsy?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: See below

The 3 most common issues are: hypoxia - dropping your oxygen pneumothorax - collapsed lung bleeding

In brief: See below

The 3 most common issues are: hypoxia - dropping your oxygen pneumothorax - collapsed lung bleeding
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

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For ct guided lung biopsy there is also risk of pneumothorax, bleeding, and infection.
Very rare that someone dies. See radinfo.Org.

In brief: Safe test

For ct guided lung biopsy there is also risk of pneumothorax, bleeding, and infection.
Very rare that someone dies. See radinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Various

1 collapsed lung 2 bleeding 3 death (rare 1 in 10000 for bronchoscopy biopsies).

In brief: Various

1 collapsed lung 2 bleeding 3 death (rare 1 in 10000 for bronchoscopy biopsies).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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