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Pathology

Key Information

Cell type and grade, location within specimen, exact size of lesion, distance from carina, presence of other tumors in specimen, location, size and number of lymph nodes involved (ipsilateral or contralateral), invasion of blood vessels and/or lymphatic channels within specimen, extension to adjacent tissues (mainstem bronchus, pleura, pericardium, muscle, ribs), results of biopsies of possible metastatic sites.

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cytology
  • Closed Chest Needle Biopsy
  • Sputum Cytology
  • Bronchial Washings
  • Thoracentesis

Go to the Pathology page of the Diagnostic Tests module for more information.