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Hole In Lung
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
History of tia, deep thrombosis, hole in heart, clots in lungs, and now another tia, three good size white spots in the brain. What say you?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer