Bronchoscopy / Lung Biopsy
Monitoring for Organ Rejection after Lung Transplantation
What is bronchoscopy/ lung biopsy?
Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to obtain a small amount of lung tissue and fluid samples, which are then examined under a microscope to help in diagnosing a change in your lung function. During this procedure, your lung doctor examines your lungs (bronchial tubes) and looks for abnormal conditions, such as infection, tumors, bleeding and abnormal sites.
Bronchoscopy provides important information about the condition of your transplanted lung(s) and for your treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to the test. Your consent tells that you understand the reason for the bronchoscopy, how it is done, possible alternatives, and possible risks.