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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs.  Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present."  mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when i get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when i get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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I have a lung scars. It is possible to heal my scars?

I have a lung scars. It is possible to heal my scars?

No.: A scar is what you are left with once things have healed. It doesn't get any better than that. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction. ...Read more

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Is having scarred lungs deadly if infection long ago?

Is having scarred lungs deadly if infection long ago?

No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Perform scar massage techniques
10 min, 2x day for 4 weeks
Use silicone scar sheets
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Use scar creams with scar massage techniques
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See your surgeon if possible scar revision is needed
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Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Yes: I dont thing there should be any trouble.Occasionaally , scar coulb be secondary to tb, pt should have PPD checked and if positive pt should get treatment, but ther e is no contraindication for work. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more

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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix is also known as Scars. A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more

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