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Open lung biopsy

open lung biopsy --> biopsy, open lung

(Science: investigation, procedure, surgery) A procedure which involves the removal of a small specimen of lung tissue for microscopic analysis via a surgical incision in the chest wall.

This test can be used to identify a variety of lung cancers, lung infections and lung diseases.


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