Handling open lung biopsies

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Communication between clinicians, including surgeons and medical specialists, and pathologists concerning open lung biopsy is vital to ensure that no important studies are overlooked. Depending on the particular institution, the bulk of patients undergoing open lung biopsy are immunocompromised and acutely ill with a diffuse pulmonary process. For such patients, microbiologic studies may provide the most useful diagnostic information. At the very least, processing should include routine light microscopy, appropriate special stains, and extensive microbiologic study. Material can be saved for special studies at little or no additional expense. Some consider intraoperative frozen section to be mandatory; the authors use it only when necessary. Adoption of a written protocol agreeable to all physicians involved in the care of these patients will ensure thorough and timely processing of tissue by the pathologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume16
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1985

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Biopsy
Lung
Processing
Optical microscopy
Coloring Agents
Frozen Sections
Tissue
Microscopy
Communication
Patient Care
Physicians
Light
Pathologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Scanlan, R. M., & Owings, R. M. (1985). Handling open lung biopsies. Laboratory Medicine, 16(7), 411-413.

Handling open lung biopsies. / Scanlan, Richard (Mick); Owings, R. M.

In: Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 7, 1985, p. 411-413.

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Scanlan, RM & Owings, RM 1985, 'Handling open lung biopsies', Laboratory Medicine, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 411-413.
Scanlan, Richard (Mick) ; Owings, R. M. / Handling open lung biopsies. In: Laboratory Medicine. 1985 ; Vol. 16, No. 7. pp. 411-413.
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