An evaluation of open lung biopsy

R. Robinson Baker, J. M. Lee, D. Carter

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Abstract

Open lung biopsy proved to be an accurate method of establishing a histological diagnosis in symptomatic patients with diffuse pulmonary disease demonstrated by chest X ray. The majority of patients responded to therapy based on the histological diagnosis. The procedure was associated with an appreciable operative mortality (7.3%) secondary to recurrent pneumothorax in those patients with severe diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis or pneumonitis indicating that these patients should be followed very carefully for at least several weeks following the operative procedure and that corticosteroids should be withheld for several weeks until the biopsy site has healed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJohns Hopkins Medical Journal
Pages103-116
Number of pages14
Volume132
Edition2
StatePublished - 1973

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Biopsy
Lung
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Operative Surgical Procedures
Pneumothorax
Lung Diseases
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Thorax
X-Rays
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Baker, R. R., Lee, J. M., & Carter, D. (1973). An evaluation of open lung biopsy. In Johns Hopkins Medical Journal (2 ed., Vol. 132, pp. 103-116)

An evaluation of open lung biopsy. / Baker, R. Robinson; Lee, J. M.; Carter, D.

Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. Vol. 132 2. ed. 1973. p. 103-116.

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Baker, RR, Lee, JM & Carter, D 1973, An evaluation of open lung biopsy. in Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. 2 edn, vol. 132, pp. 103-116.
Baker RR, Lee JM, Carter D. An evaluation of open lung biopsy. In Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. 2 ed. Vol. 132. 1973. p. 103-116
Baker, R. Robinson ; Lee, J. M. ; Carter, D. / An evaluation of open lung biopsy. Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. Vol. 132 2. ed. 1973. pp. 103-116
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