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After the Lung Biopsy You will remain in a recovery room for up to 3 hours after a needle biopsy; you may be hospitalized for 3 to 7 days after an open biopsy. During this time, your vital signs will be monitored and you will be observed for any signs of complications.When to biopsy lung nodules?
In some cases your doctor may recommend annual chest imaging to see if a lung nodule grows or changes over time. If a lung nodule is new or has changed in size, shape or appearance, your doctor may recommend further testing — such as a CT scan, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, bronchoscopy or tissue biopsy — to determine if it's cancerous.What are the indications of lung biopsy?
What are the Indications of Lung Biopsy? Accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, rheumatoid lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis. Diagnosis lung cancer and help determine the stage of a known case of lung cancer. More items...