Mini-thoracic Egg Scope funded by Brown Dog is now operational at Glenfield Hospital

This state of the art probe is used for treating people with pleural effusions (fluid on the lung) and enables a much faster diagnosis of lung cancer (and other problems) as it can take take tissue samples at the time of investigation.

It also means patients can be managed through a 1 day out-patient appointment as opposed to the current 7-10 days.

The treatment involves local anaesthetic and removes the need for a general anaesthetic and is far less evasive for patients.