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what is a bleb in the lung

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Emphysema: is a disease of the lung which is either caused by smoking or a genetic disorder. Emphysema destroys lung tissue and creates holes called blebs that l ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means there: are small abnormal cystic air-filled spaces in the upper right lung. It is likely an incidental finding that has been there for years, and is of no c ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Too small yet: A blel is a bubble, atype of emphysema. Could be from an infection, inhalational injury (fumes, odors or smoking) or genetic.Nodules are too small to ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Follow up with MD: While it is possible that the shortness of breath is due to pain from the surgery, it is also possible that this represents re-collapse of the lung fr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Size matters. : While pulmonary embolism can be a fatal event, most are not. Large clots that lodge at the bifurcation of the major pulmonary veins caused the biggest ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be imp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below : After a lobectomy, you would have 2 lobes left on the right and one on the left.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Broad definitions: Ruptured lung is leakage of air from damage to lung tissue causing collection of air inside chest cavity, compressing the deflated lung segment & seco ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
They are worried: About possible cancer. You can ask your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Death: Death. A punctured lung is a medical emergency and requires emergency treatment. If you are concerned, call 911.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in k ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Enlarged air sacs: Bullae occur when the normal air sacs of the lungs collapse into themselves causing larger and larger air spaces.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Very likely.: There are many kinds of leukemia. Some not as severe or devastating as others. Depending on the type and severity of the leukemia, one may have as m ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Sub pleural nodules are usually easy to access thoracoscopically. Smaller ones may be difficult to find and may require a hybrid approach with interv ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Death: If you have air trapped outside your lung but inside your chest ( as you will see in a collapsed lung) when you ascend to altitude that air will expan ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Procedure specific: There are 3 different ways to do a lung biopsy. Ct guided uses a needle inserted thru the chest while taking ct scan images. Bronchoscopic involves ru ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: caused bybwhat? Trauma- bloody Cancer- bloody or yellow serous, or sero- sanguinous. Infection - bloody or cloudy or pus or serous
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest drainage: It depends on the character of the effusion. Frequently malignant effusions will be bloody. Infectious effusions may be cloudy/pussy. Effusions from C ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Consolidated: Usually a lung segment full of infection is "consolidated.".
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Pericardial effusion: There is no particular area as almost all effusions affect the heart function. However, that being said the worst would be any restriction on ventric ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience Pulmonology
Lung Nodule: A solitary lung nodule must be followed closely or evaluated by biopsy or surgery as determined by your doctor, regardless of location in the lung.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Vieal process: Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viral infection. In children RSV is a known cause. Noninfectious cause include inflammation accompanying bronchili ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation wit ... Read More
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