A sample of the lung nodule for taken for testing
The air passages in the lungs
A thin, flexible tube used to obtain a biopsy during a bronchoscopy procedure
A procedure in which the physician inserts a bronchoscope through the mouth and into the airways in the lungs to obtain a biopsy of a lung nodule
A small clump of cells that forms in the lungs due to an inflammatory condition
Cancerous tumors that have spread from another part of the body
A nodule located beyond the main airways in the lungs
A round or oval-shaped mass in the lung that can vary greatly in size
A procedure in which a needle is inserted through the chest to obtain a biopsy of a lung nodule
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Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.