Needle Biopsy of the Lung and Pleura

(Transthoracic Needle Aspiration; Percutaneous Needle Aspiration)

Definition

A needle biopsy of the lung or pleura is done to remove a sample of lung or pleural tissue, or fluid. Pleura is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Once the tissue is removed, it will be examined in a lab.
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Reasons for Procedure

This procedure is used to diagnose abnormal tissue in or around the lung. Possible reasons for abnormal tissue are:

Possible Complications

Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review potential problems, like:Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:Make sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

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