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    Old 07-24-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
    jersey mom
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    Biopsy recommendations

    My doctor suspects Sarcoidosis based on abnormal lung X-ray and CT scan. He suggested confirming diagnosis via biopsy, either a brocoscopy (less invasive, less reliable) or open lung biopsy (more invasive, more reliable). Can you share your experiences and how you decided to move forward? Thank you

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    Old 02-04-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Biopsy recommendations

    Hey Jersey Mom,
    Looking at the date...have you already had your biopsy?
    Given the spread out nature of the granulomas and such, my doc recommended an arthroscopic (sort of) biopsy. Three small incisions under my arm, They go in with a camera, light and a little ice scream scoop. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) they couldn't cut through my affected lung with the little scoop. So they opened a 5 inch incision between my ribs and went in with the scoop they use for open biopsies. They grabbed a good size chunk and I was back at work in a couple days.

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