Pulmonary Diseases


Fluid accumulation can occur between the lung membranes called pleura due to certain diseases (pleural effusion). Thoracenthesis procedure involves evaluating the fluid with ultrasound after collecting a sample for examination under local anesthesia. In certain cases, a part of this fluid is drained (pleural drainage). Percutaneous lung biopsy is collected from peripheral tumoral masses under ultrasonography or tomography as fine needle aspiration biopsy under local anesthesia.