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do ineed a open lung operation?

By Anonymous January 25, 2011 - 10:33am
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I have pulmonary fibrosis now they wat to do a open lung biopsy I was told that it is not needed by others what do you suggest?

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Can you provide us with more information?

Your initial question (title) says that you need an "open lung operation", which suggests a type of treatment. You later reveal that you are being recommended for an open lung biopsy. Here is some information on the different types of lung biopsy, which is not a treatment but a type of diagnostic test: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pulmonary-fibrosis/DS00927/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis.

The lung biopsy purpose is for further diagnosis, and not a treatment. I am unsure of your exact question. Are you asking if you should inquire about other types of diagnostic tests (open lung vs. thoracoscopic vs. transbronchial)?

What type of fibrosis have you been diagnosed with, what other testing options have your doctors recommended?

You said that "others" have said you do not need this. Who are these "other" people (other doctors?), and what are they suggesting instead?

January 25, 2011 - 11:09am
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