Incisión para biopsia de tejido pleural

En una biopsia pleural abierta se extirpa una pequeña porción de tejido pleural mediante una incisión quirúrgica en el pecho. Después de obtener la muestra, se coloca un tubo torácico y se cierra la incisión con puntos. Los resultados anormales pueden indicar tuberculosis, crecimientos anormales y enfermedades virales, micóticas y parasitarias.Incisión para biopsia de tejido pleural


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