Biopsia pleural

En una biopsia pleural se extrae con una aguja una pequeña porción de tejido pleural en el pecho. Con esta biopsia se puede determinar si una enfermedad es o no cancerosa. También puede ayudar a detectar la presencia de una enfermedad viral, micótica o parasitaria.Biopsia pleural


Last reviewed 12/12/2011 by Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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