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Step 2

On day of surgery, obtain informed consent for the procedure including descriptions of the usual risks for a CT-guided lung biopsy. Usual risks include pneumothorax (possibly requiring treatment with chest tube), bleeding, infection, damage to soft tissues along the needle tract, etc.

For more information on medical informed consent, visit our website on this topic: Elements of Medical Informed Consent

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