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I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the possible complications afterwards, thanks?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the possible complications afterwards, thanks?

No one can tell: Since we have no idea what the operation is for, no one can tell you what complications may follow. There are many uncommon complications including pneumothorax, hemorrhage , and even infection when one operates on the lungs. These questions should be addressed to the thoracic surgery who will be doing the surgery. ...Read more

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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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I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the recovery time if no complications afterward?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule &bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angle, any idea of the recovery time if no complications afterward?

Is a relatively : Low risk procedure , in uncomplicated cases should recover in few days , you must speak to your surgeon the possible complications in your case. ...Read more

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I ve lung consolidation, nodule&bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3sides, do drs do this under sedation or after making me unconscious?

I ve lung consolidation, nodule&bronchiectasis dr.Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3sides, do drs do this under sedation or after making me unconscious?

Likely general: Likely will need to allow that lung to be off pressure- pneumothorax and lung compressed to visualize for the thoracoscope to, allow visual and biopsy. ...Read more

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There is lung consolidation visible on my ct, but i ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?

There is lung consolidation visible  on my ct, but i ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?

Yes: Collapsed lung or atelectasis is sometimes interchangeably used with consolidation in radiology reports; its not exactly the same thing but may look similar. If you dont have symptoms of infection, its quite possibly you have some collpased lung tissue (atelectasis) rather than phlegm and inflammatory cells actually filling the lung tissue like you would in pneumonia. ...Read more

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Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?

Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...Read more

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Good morning dr. I would like to ask, . Does consolidation of lungs in pneumonia is the same as that happen at tuberculosis?

Good morning dr. I would like to ask, . Does consolidation of lungs in pneumonia is the same as that happen at tuberculosis?

Pneumonia: Consolidation is the change happens with pneumonia caused by any infectious agent, the picture and location may vary depending upon the type of the bug. ...Read more

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Explain in laymen: "subtle asymmetric haziness at peripheral left lung. This may represent developing consolidation but nonspecific. No pneumothrax"?

Explain in laymen: "subtle asymmetric haziness at peripheral left lung. This may represent developing consolidation but nonspecific. No pneumothrax"?

Laymen explanation: On the outer part of the left lung, something doesn't look quite normal. What I see may represent a disease process just starting, but I can't tell exactly what it is. The lung is not collapsed. ...Read more

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