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Endoscopic Diagnosis of Chest, Lung Problems - VHL HealthSheet #40147_VA
You’ve been told you need an endoscopic procedure to diagnose a problem in your chest or lung.
Diagnosing Chest and Lung Problems: Percutaneous Procedures - VHL HealthSheet #40149_VA
You’ve been told you need a percutaneous procedure to diagnose a problem in your chest or lung. This procedure allows the doctor to remove tissue or fluid (biopsy) from the chest or lung.
Diagnosing Chest and Lung Problems: Surgical Procedures - VHL HealthSheet #40151_VA
You’ve been told you need a surgical procedure to diagnose a problem in your chest or lung. Surgical procedures are used to get large samples of tissue or lymph nodes from the chest or lung.
Flexible Bronchoscopy - VHL HealthSheet #82445_VA
A flexible bronchoscopy is an exam of the airways of your lungs. A thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope is used.
Pulmonary Function Tests - VHL HealthSheet #82447_VA
A pulmonary function test shows how well your lungs are working. A complete test has three parts. You may be given the entire test or only certain parts. The entire test is painless and lasts 45–90 minutes.
Pulmonary Exercise Stress Test - VHL HealthSheet #83030_VA
This test tells how much air moves in and out of your lungs when you exercise. During the test, you may be asked to walk on a treadmill or ride on a stationary bike.
COPD Lung Surgery Options - VHL HealthSheet #88791_VA
As COPD progresses, it can lead to other health problems. Treatments may be available to help. In some severe cases, surgery may improve COPD.
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