Biopsia de tejido pulmonar

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Para obtener una muestra de tejido pulmonar para realizar una biopsia se inserta una aguja dentro del pulmón y se extrae una muestra para ser llevada al laboratorio. En la prueba se aíslan e identifican en el espécimen del pulmón organismos que causan infección. El cultivo de biopsia con aguja del pulmón se realiza cuando se sospecha de infección pulmonar y el cultivo de esputo o de lavado broncoalveolar no identificó la causa de la infección.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/16/2005
  • Monica Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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