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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my husband has been diagnosed with bullous on the lung. He is in so much pain, the doctor has put him on celebrex & oxycontin .He is getting wors?
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?
Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more
Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not reversible: If the cause is known such as cops/emphysema it is treatable. There are people whose lung simply look hyperaerated but no disease, no treatment necessary. In asthma exacerbation, air trapping can occur and cause hyperaerated looking lung and if treated the cxr reverses. Hyperaeration by the way is a diagnosis made on imagings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bullae where?: Bullae are blisters on the skin and there are several serious systemic diseases with blisters that can involve the lungs and many other organs. You're probably asking about bullous emphysema where a lot of the supporting tissue is gone and there are big open areas or blebs that look like blisters on the lungs. Stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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