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Hole In Lung
Any ideas why heart failures come from pulmonary embolism in the right upper lobe of the lung in arteriosclerosis?
Several ways: The pe can cause low oxygen including what goes to the heart. It can put strain on the heart, dilate the right side, cause hormones to be released cause tachycardia and due to that chf, arrhythmia and failure of the heart to push blood if big enough. It can then cause paradoxical pressures in the ventricles collapsing the left ventricle due to right pressure. ...Read more
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
Self repair: The vast majority of people's bodies remove the clot and repair the damage themselves if their inr is kept in the therapeutic range. By three months most patients feel normal and testing will show no clot and no heart strain. Rarely, people do not remove the clot and need further intervention - see your lung doctor about your case! ...Read more
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.
Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure. Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
Usually on the Left: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur on the left 85% of the time and are posterior (bochdalek hernia), most the rest are located on the right posteriorly. About 2% occur anteriorly in the middle (morgagni hernia). Adults can get hiatal hernias on the left, because that is where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm to reach the stomach. Trauma and surgery can cause diaphragmatic hernias too. ...Read more
Depends on images: Minimal opacity in the right lung base is a descriptive term used to describe findings on an image....The key is what type image; plain x-ray, ct scan, mri. These images are best interpreted by radiologist. The radiologist sends a detail report of the procedure to the ordering physician.....This is where you start. Discuss with your physician for best review of your images. ...Read more
Possible: But the goal is for it not to. ...Read more
Questionable small density at the left upper lung field and linear atelectasis is superimposed on the left hilum.What? Cancer? Remainder lungs clear.
Possible: The possibility of cancer is almost always there. The risk depends on the smoking history, family history of cancer, the size of the mass, etc.. Smokers are at higher risk. Certain cancers are familial. Larger spots and those with ragged edges are more likely to be cancerous. Consultation with oncologist or lung specialist may be considered.. ...Read more
Several causes: Fluid in lungs can be due to several causes & it should be investigated by your doctor to determine appropriate therapy. Because the retained fluid in your lungs makes your lungs relatively stiff & makes it harder for oxygen to enter your body, it will lead to problems with breathing as the body tries to make up for this by breathing faster. Please consult a lung specialist for treatment. ...Read more
Post obstructive: Pneumonia can sometimes develo behind a mass and this is know as a post obstructive pneumonia. Sometimes pneumonia itself can be so dense that it will appear as a mass. You will likely need an airway evaluation called a bronchoscopy to determine what is going on in your lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer