Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.4000000000000063.1000000000000776.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a lung biopsy.</p><h2>What is a lung biopsy?</h2><p>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3820&language=English">lung biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain a small sample of the lung tissue so it can be examined under a microscope. A lung biopsy can help your child’s doctor better advise you on your child’s lung condition and possible treatments, if required.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Leave the dressing on for 48 hours.</li><li>You may give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks.</li><li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, is coughing up blood, is pale, has shortness of breath, is tired or has severe chest pain.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child’s doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Shortness of breath</li><li>Throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe chest <a href="/pain">pain</a></li><li>Bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site</li><li>Dizziness and pale colour</li><li>Coughing up blood</li><li>General weakness</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a lung biopsy go home the same day. This is usually eight hours after the biopsy.</p><p>Your child will be observed closely for these eight hours before being discharged home. They will have a chest X-ray two hours after the biopsy to look for any bleeding or air leakage. A blood test may also be taken after the biopsy to identify any changes in blood levels. If there are any concerns of bleeding, a <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1272&language=English">CT scan</a> may be ordered. Your child may have to be admitted overnight for further observation if their doctor feels it necessary.</p><p>If you live more than one hour away from the hospital, it is suggested that you stay nearby to the hospital overnight on the night after the procedure.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>
Biopsie pulmonaire : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après la procédureBBiopsie pulmonaire : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après la procédureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Ce guide pratique explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après une biopsie pulmonaire.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie pulmonaire (prononcer : bi-op-si). Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand demander de l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir </h2><ul><li>Laissez le pansement en place pendant 24 heures.</li><li>Vous pouvez donner de l’acétaminophène (TylenolMD) à votre enfant contre la douleur.</li><li>Évitez toute activité physique pendant deux semaines.</li><li>Si votre enfant a des saignements au site de biopsie, s’il crache du sang, qu’il est pâle, fatigué ou a une douleur intense à la poitrine, rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Rendez-vous sans tarder au service d’urgence le plus proche si votre enfant a un ou plusieurs des symptômes suivants :</p><ul><li>des vomissements qui ne cessent pas </li><li>une douleur intense</li><li>un saignement ou une enflure autour du site de biopsie</li><li>du sang rouge clair dans les urines</li><li>des étourdissements ou une pâleur</li><li>le ventre enflé</li><li>une faiblesse généralisée</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1242.00000000000Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.4000000000000063.1000000000000776.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a lung biopsy.</p><h2>What is a lung biopsy?</h2><p>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3820&language=English">lung biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain a small sample of the lung tissue so it can be examined under a microscope. A lung biopsy can help your child’s doctor better advise you on your child’s lung condition and possible treatments, if required.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Leave the dressing on for 48 hours.</li><li>You may give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks.</li><li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, is coughing up blood, is pale, has shortness of breath, is tired or has severe chest pain.</li></ul><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the biopsy. You can take the dressing off after 48 hours.</p><p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower two days after the biopsy. It is very important to keep the bandage dry. A wet bandage can contribute to delayed healing and increase the risk of infection.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">sedation</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthetic</a>, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with your child’s health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the biopsy, your child will need to stay home from school or day care, and avoid physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school 48 hours after the biopsy, with restricted activity. Your child should avoid all major activity or physical exertion for two full weeks. These include:</p><ul><li>contact sports</li><li>gymnastics</li><li>diving/swimming</li><li>bicycle riding</li><li>rollerblading</li><li>hockey</li><li>soccer</li><li>skiing</li><li>horseback riding</li></ul><h2>Radiation</h2><ul><li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays.</li><li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely but can occur.</li><li>Check the treated area of your child's skin for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from the date of the procedure. Please speak to a nurse in the interventional radiology department if these signs occur.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child’s doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Shortness of breath</li><li>Throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe chest <a href="/pain">pain</a></li><li>Bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site</li><li>Dizziness and pale colour</li><li>Coughing up blood</li><li>General weakness</li></ul><h2>Results</h2><p>The doctor who ordered the procedure will receive the results of your child’s lung biopsy. You will need to make an appointment with them to discuss the results. The results can take a few days or longer to come back.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a lung biopsy go home the same day. This is usually eight hours after the biopsy.</p><p>Your child will be observed closely for these eight hours before being discharged home. They will have a chest X-ray two hours after the biopsy to look for any bleeding or air leakage. A blood test may also be taken after the biopsy to identify any changes in blood levels. If there are any concerns of bleeding, a <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1272&language=English">CT scan</a> may be ordered. Your child may have to be admitted overnight for further observation if their doctor feels it necessary.</p><p>If you live more than one hour away from the hospital, it is suggested that you stay nearby to the hospital overnight on the night after the procedure.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/lung_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/lung_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse