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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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Atelectasis (Definition)

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

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Whats bibasilar atelectasis? Why would you need CT to find it?

Whats 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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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 have minimal arteriosclosis of the thoracic aorta and linear scarring/subsegmental atelectasis in the left lung base.what should i do and what antibiotics should i take?

I have minimal arteriosclosis of the thoracic aorta and linear scarring/subsegmental atelectasis in the left lung base.what should i do and what antibiotics should i take?

Modify diet; no Abx.: Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is best treated by modifying your diet, eliminating simple sugars and "bad" fats, keeping your BP controlled. In many cases, cholesterol and/or BP medications are needed. Subsegmental atelectasis refers to a scar formed in a small portion of the lungs probably from an old injury or infection; without new symptoms, no role for antibiotics (Abx won't reverse atelec ...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 isnt 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 doesnt 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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