Lung Biopsy:As with pleural biopsy, lung biopsy may be done by surgical exposure of the lung (open lung biopsy) with or without endoscopy using a needle designed to remove a core of lung tissui. Tissue is then examined for abnormal cellular structure and bacteria. Lung biopsies are most often done to identify pulmonary tumors or parenchymal changes (e.g. sarcoidosis).
Postprocedure Care After the procedure, examine any sputum closely for evidence of blood. Observe for respiratory distress (may indicate pneumothorax). Monitor the clients vital signs, breath sounds, skin colour, and temperature.