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What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

COPD : Emphysema and obstructive lung disease cause air to be trapped cause air spaces to expand. They look like balloon like structures that may make breathing difficult. ...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


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Is it true that bullous lung disease surgery dangerous?

Is it true that bullous lung disease surgery dangerous?

Yes.: To an extent, all surgery is dangerous. Surgery on the lungs has inherent risks. These risks are related to age, other illnesses (like heart disease), your overall conditioning, lung function, and the exact procedure planned. These factors are best addressed with a physician familiar with you, your condition, and the possible treatments. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan and showed a large bullous lesion on left lung how can this be treated?

Had a CT scan and showed a large bullous lesion on left lung how can this be treated?

Wow: This is a tough issue. It will need the discussion of several lung specialists to find the right option. Vats bullectomy and watchful waiting with bronchodilators are options. Stay away from er, they tend to put in chest tubes because they think this is a pneumothorax. In asymptomatic patients it is best to not perform surgery. You must see a lung doc. ...Read more

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Ct chest no contrast says hyperinflation. Dr says CT was normal & long torso is the reason lungs look big. Would air trapping & bullous show up in ct?

Ct chest no contrast says hyperinflation. Dr says CT was normal & long torso is the reason lungs look big. Would air trapping & bullous show up in ct?

Yes: Air trapping and bullae can be seen on the ct scan. Pfts can also detect air trapping with the special test where they place you in a box and make you breathe through the mouth piece. ...Read more

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How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung? Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

How important is a small amount of MRSA in your lung?  Can it be considered normal as is regular s. Aureus?

Not uncommon: In patients who have been in and out of the hospital. It still would not be considered "normal" colonization and could be an issue if the person becomes sick in other ways. ...Read more

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Number one lung specialist in the western u.S.; or lung specialty center?

Number one lung specialist in the western u.S.; or lung specialty center?

Colorado: The best western lung specialists are at the jewish respiratory center in denver colorado. ...Read more

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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

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more