Doctor insights on:
Bibasilar 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
Atelectasis (from greek: ἀτελής, "incomplete" + ἔκτασις, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest xrays which needs to be interpreted in the ...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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
The last couple weeks I have had high blood pressure. Bottom number in my bp has not gone below 90. Xray showed mild bibasilar atelectasis. Related?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Subsegmental atelectasis lung bases
- Lingular subsegmental atelectasis
- Bibasilar dependent atelectasis
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Bibasilar atelectasis infiltrate
- Linear subsegmental atelectasis
- Left basilar subsegmental atelectasis
- Subsegmental atelectasis causes
- Talk to a pulmonologist online for free