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How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

Atelectasis is the: Accumulation of mucus in a part of the lung, resulting in a collapse of the lung segment. May also be caused by a growth or infection. Treating the underlying cause and breathing exercises as well as mucolytics, oral hydration and chest physiotherapy can relieve this
condition. In advanced cases, therapeutic bronchoscopy is helpful. ...Read more

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Atelectasis (Definition)

Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...Read more


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What is minimal bibasilar atelectasis?

What is minimal bibasilar atelectasis?

Frelated to breathin: Usually an xray report referring to that term is referring to the bottoms of your lungs not being full inflated due to not breathing deep enough ...Read more

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What is lingular subsegmental atelectasis?

Partial Collapse: The lingula is the lower anterior (front) portion of the left upper lobe of the lung that corresponds to the right middle lobe. Atelectasis is collapse of a portion of the lung. So, subsegmental atelectasis means that portions of lung segments of the lingula are incompletely aerated. May indicate bronchial blockage, poor breathing, or even early infection. ...Read more

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What does trace bibasilar atelectasis is present mean? No evidence for PE

What does trace bibasilar atelectasis is present mean? No evidence for PE

Lung compression.: Atelectasis refers to a compression of lung tissue due to lack of proper expansion during breathing. The term. "Bibasilar" locates this atelectasis to the bottom of the lungs. Could happen after abdominal surgery, for example, with a reduction of diaphragmatic excursion into the abdomen with inspiration. ...Read more

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I would like some information about subsegmental atelectasis. Also, does it cause pain?

Chest xray: That is usually a pretty benign chest X-ray finding and shouldn't cause pain. ...Read more

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What is shallow lungs & minimal left basilar subsegmental atelectasis signs of?

Poor inspiration: Probably related to a poor inspiratory effort when the radiograph was taken. Often times if people are in pain or are obese they cannot take a big breath (which would expand the lungs and give a better look to the radiologist) so what we see are low lung volumes and small areas of collapsed lung - all told it is usually not a sign of anything. Sometimes atelectasis can cause a fever. ...Read more

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What does "minimal basal subsegmental atelectasis" mean and is it life threatening?

What does "minimal basal subsegmental atelectasis" mean and is it life threatening?

NO: Failure to breath deeply for various reasons such as pain in a post operative patient can cause collapse of small areas of the lungs. This usually occurs at the bottom or bases of the lungs which is minimal basal subsegmental atelectasis. Using an incentive spirometer will resolve this minor condition. It is not life threatening in any way. ...Read more

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What's bibasilar atelectasis? Why would you need CT to find it?

What's bibasilar atelectasis? Why would you need CT to find it?

Lung not expanded: Means that atelectatic lung is not fully expanded. Atelectasis can be minor where there are linear areas not fully expanded or more severe where full lobe or segment of lobe of lung collapsed. Don't necessarily need ct. Often diagnosed on chest x ray. ...Read more

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had PE's back in September. Had a follow-up full CT scan that shows no PE, thank goodness. Report does say 'Trade bibasilar atelectasis."?

Trace atelectasis: "A little" (trace) atelectasis affecting both lungs is a common result of tech error. It means that the airways at the bottom of the lungs (bibasilar) were uninflated (atelectasis) at the time the scan was taken. Usually, it is due to incomplete inspiration- not having a full breath in- when the technician "hit the scan button". Occasionally, it masks bilateral pneumonia but symptoms wd be obvious ...Read more

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I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis, mild pleural thickening and swollen superior mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

Nodes: Possibly. You need a thorough check up and will probably need the nodes biopsied. There are many causes for those findings ...Read more

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I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains. A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones - something to be worried about?

I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains. A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones - something to be worried about?

Atalectesis: ="collapse" of segments of the lobes of your lung PROBABLY due to restriction from the pain of abdominal surgery....Using the proper breathing (ie: deep breathes and blowing air out against resistance (special apparatus is available) will correct the sitiuation.
Hope this is helpful
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My xray today showed mildly hyperaerated lungs, and mild bibasilar atelectasis. I have severe pain in my chest. Doc said bronchitis?

Any wheezing?: Hyperaerated lungs and atelectasis can be signs of asthma and COPD. Bibasilar disease can sometimes represent superimposed community acquired pneumonia or mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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CT scan for different resolved issue showed Calcified right hilar lymph nodes. Mild bibasilar dependant atelectasis. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Atelecasis is a common finding. Your lungs get atelectatic simply not taking a deep breath. People get atelectasis commonly after surgery when they have been laying down. Usually resolves with deep breaths. Calicified right hilar lymphnode should be followed with xray. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 26 years old an recently had a chest ct with dye and it showed thymic tissue, and bibasilar atelectasis... what is this and is it normal?

Hello, I am 26 years old an recently had a chest ct with dye and it showed thymic tissue, and bibasilar atelectasis... what is this and is it normal?

Not normal: With all these abnormal findings, you need to consult a pulmonologist. The thymic tissue needs further elucidation. What is the reason for the CT chest scan to start with? Do you have myasthenia gravis or some immune defect?
Atelectasis can be explained as airways ending up in a blind alley where there is no longer air sacs to provide air exchange. ...Read more

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis? Meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis? Meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Abnormal chest xray: The chest xray should be reviewed and discussed with your asthma specialist. In general if you're asthma is stable and you have no lingering chest symptoms then the xray is non specific but should be able repeated in six months. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my CT scan of my lungs shows mild bibasilar gravity dependent atelectasis. Reason is shortness of breath.?

No: If you take a few good deep breaths, you'll eliminate it. If cts were free and had no radiation dose, you could prove this by taking a few deep breaths and repeating your scan. ...Read more

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Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule

The fibrosis and: Atelectasis isn't anything to worry about, just some lung tissue collapsed on itself and scarring. The ground glass nodule is something that may need longer term follow up to make sure it doesn't grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hypertension. Having sharp pains under my breast bone. My CT reports bibasilar atelectasis. Is there a possibility that its related?

I have pulmonary hypertension. Having sharp pains under my breast bone. My CT reports bibasilar atelectasis. Is there a possibility that its related?

Chest pains: Pulmonary hypertension is generally not related to chest pain. Bibasilar atelectasis can be an indication of viral pneumonia and can cause sharp pains worsening with deep respiration, indicative of what used to be called "pleurisy". If associated with a fever, see a health care professional. ...Read more

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What is subsegmental atelactasis?

What is subsegmental atelactasis?

Partial collapse: Sub segmental collapse or atelectasis has many etiologies including mucus plugging from asthma, enlarged heart can compress bronchi, hypoventilation, anesthesia, ct exams, sometimes aspiration, etc. Mostly transient and disappearing with deeper inspiration. ...Read more

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What does mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum, hiatal hernia and dependent bibasilar acelectasis mean?

A bunch of things: "Mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum" means the lining of the first part of the small intestine is thick. A hiatal hernia is a defect in the diaphragm through which a part of the stomach goes into the chest. "Dependent bibasilar atelectasis" is simply collapse of small lung units because they are at the bottom of the lungs. The thickened lining may be many things. Would talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What is bibasilar subsegmental ateleclasis and is it serious?

No: It's simply a finding on a chest x-ray that in the absence of any symptoms, is nothing to worry about. People tend to develop atelectasis when they are in bed for a long time or not taking deep breaths frequently enough. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atelectasis?

Atelectasis=: Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Are pneumonia and an atelectasis the same?

NO: Atelectasis is a radiology description for areas of the lung that are not fully inflated, usually due to inadequately deep breaths. It is common in people on bedrest for illness, and after surgery. It can lead to pneumonia, but can be alleviated by deep breathing, es[pecially by walking and by use of the incentive spirometry machine in the hospital. ...Read more