Biopsy, Lung

Van Leeuwen, Anne M.; Bladh, Mickey Lynn
February 2015
Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests ;2015, p250
Reference Entry
This entry describes the laboratory procedure along with nursing implications when evaluating lung biopsy. The procedure is commonly used to assist in diagnosing lung cancer and other lung tissue disease. Topics discussed include specimen used, normal findings, indications and contraindications of the procedure, potential nursing problems and interventions, prevention of complications, expected patient outcomes, and related monographs.


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