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Bibasilar Subsegmental Atelectasis
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
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
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
Chest xray: That is usually a pretty benign chest X-ray finding and shouldn't cause pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I probably have linear subsegmental atelectasis in the inferior right middle lobe and nonspecific stable subpleural ground glass density in the right middle lobe. Is this something serious or reason to be alerted?
Cause?: These findings need to be put in perspective by your doctor. He/she can describe them with respect to you and recommend what, if anything, you should do. ...Read more
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?
="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.
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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?
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
Ct scan of chest. Minimal subsegmental atelectasis the inferior lingul I've been horse whilst mucus for 8 weeks is this cancer?
No: You need to start take bf very deep slow breathes in and out and follow up with your doctor. Do you smoke? ...Read more
Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis? Meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma
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
Male 30, Chest CT shows 6 mm nodular density in the left upper lobe, minimal bibasilar dependent atelectasis, have shortness of breath, it needs surgery?
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
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
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
Atelectasis=: Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from a variety of causes. ...Read more
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
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