What is Lung Biopsy?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: VATS Lung Biopsy

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A lung biopsy is the removal of a piece of lung tissue for laboratory examination and analysis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 101 35
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 26 10
Interstitial lung disease 11 3
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0
Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) 1 0
Non-small cell lung cancer 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
4
Moderate
13
Mild
7
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lung Biopsy

Side effect Patients
Pain 5
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 3
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 2
Allergic reaction to patch adhesive 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Chest pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Lung Biopsy

Dosage Patients
one time 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 27
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