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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Discoid Atelectasis

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Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

NO: Many non cancerous conditions will cause discoid altelectasis of lung ...Read more

Dr. David Dang
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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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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm. .8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm.  .8 node is calcified, others are not.  Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung.  Concerning?

Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and kaposis sarcomas etc. Please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..

What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of lungs?

Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

I have sharp stabbing pain  middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

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Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax ? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis

Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax ? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis

If you: Had a bleb on the lungs theoretically it could burst. Tension pneumothorax is a severe condition the person usually can't carry on with the daily activities and would seek medical attention. For being sure consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Cxr report mentioned linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues.Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Cxr report mentioned  linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues.Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Atelectasis: Atelectasis describe the condition where the lung has a decrease in volume secondary to an area of lung collapse. It would be difficult to identify a specific cause for focal area of collapse as there can be many causes. Most of the time, small areas of atelectasis cause no symptoms. ...Read more