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Lung biopsy

Lung biopsy

Lung biopsy: A lung biopsy is the invasive removal of lung tissue for microscopic examination; this test may be performed with an imaging technique (e.g. CT scan or chest x-ray) to guide placement of the needle to the diseased area.

Lung biopsy: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Lung biopsy include:

Lung biopsy: Other Names

Other names for Lung biopsy include:

  • Lung needle biopsy
  • Transthoracic needle aspiration
  • Percutaneous needle aspiration

Symptoms Associated with Lung biopsy

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Lung biopsy:

Diseases Associated with Lung biopsy

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Lung biopsy:

  • Malignant tumor (primary and metastatic)
  • Granuloma
  • Lung disease due to exposure (e.g. asbestos, coal dust)
  • Sarcoidosis (chronic inflammation)
  • Infection (e.g. pneumonia)

Basic Information: Lung biopsy

Disease or Condition count: 4; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Lung biopsy' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Lung biopsy as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Lung biopsy' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:


  • Lung cancer ... lung biopsy
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... Lung biopsy


  • Sarcoidosis ... Lung biopsy


  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... lung biopsy

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