Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hole In Lung

Share
1

1
My mum's got emphysema, been in hosp 4 2 wks, prognosis is 2 clots on her lungs & a hole in lungs, she's 67, could she recover & live much longer?

My mum's got emphysema, been in hosp 4 2 wks, prognosis is 2 clots on her lungs & a hole in lungs, she's 67, could she recover & live much longer?

Emphysema: Yes. Sounds like she has a pe (clot in lung) and emphysema (hole in lung). Clot can be treated with blood thinners and emphysema with inhalers/oral medications. If she is smoking, this will increase rate of decline& frequency of flares from her lung disease in addition to increasing risk for developing various cancers/ heart disease/ and future clots! ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


2

2
CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

Calcification: if the chest tube was inserted in the that location, most likely it is the cause of that calcification, but close follow up with your pediatrician & pulmonary specialist to make sure there is no other cause for it. Good luck. ...Read more

3

3
What are the long-term health effects of getting a hole in one's lung?

What are the long-term health effects of getting a hole in one's lung?

Not sure: It is not clear what you mean by hole, so without knowing exactly what you mean it is impossible to answer. ...Read more

4

4
Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Hole in the lungs, dr. Is going to do a probe. What exactly is a "probe"?

Good question: "probe" is not a term I have heard in response to "hole in the lungs". Critical for you to discuss with your physician what exactly is diagnosis or suspected diagnosis, what they recommend. Before any procedure you should have a reasonable understanding of what is to be done, why, what is expected to be accomplished by procedure and what are risks/benefits/alternatives. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What causes a quarter size hole in your lungs?

What causes a quarter size hole in your lungs?

Several causes?: Aside from a gun shot, this could be also caused by emphysema often associated with smoking history. ...Read more

6

6
Would a surgeon have to repair a hole in the lung caused by a .222 rifle (that also caused a collapsed lung) or would it heal on its own?

Would a surgeon have to repair a hole in the lung caused by a .222 rifle (that also caused a collapsed lung) or would it heal on its own?

Not absolutely: As long as chest tube drainage, to decompress the pneumothorax and remove blood, was successful, formal exploration would not be necessary. If there's a persistent air leak, or significant or persistent bleeding, then thoracotomy or thoracoscopy would be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
It's been a week and i still have a 10centimeter hole in my lung on february 3rd, 2012, i had an emergency pacemaker implanted and the surgery caused blood to fill up my left lung which collasped and after insertion of chest tubed it was drained and when

It's been a week and i still have a 10centimeter hole in my lung on february 3rd, 2012, i had an emergency pacemaker implanted and the surgery caused blood to fill up my left lung which collasped and after insertion of chest tubed it was drained and when

Question?: It sounds like you had a hemothorax (blood in the chest) after a pacemaker insertion, which is a possible complication. The chest tube was placed to drain the blood. The site of the chest tube closes over time. A 10cm hole in your lung would pretty much span the entire lung width. If the chest tube has been removed, the situation should resolve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
My granny is 70 yr old.Doctors hav observed a small hole on her right lung n de r presuming it to b cancer .Shud biopsy b done?

My granny is 70 yr old.Doctors hav observed a small hole on her right lung n de r presuming it to b cancer  .Shud biopsy b done?

Yes: After adequate non invasive tests biopsy has to be done to establish diagnosis, pathologist is the only one who can give final answer, benign or malignant. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer