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What is caseous necrosis in the lungs?

What is caseous necrosis in the lungs?

From infection: Caseous necrosis is form of cell death when tissue maintains cheese-like appearance. The dead tissue appears as a soft and white proteinaceous dead cell mass. Frequently encountered in tuberculous infections. Can be caused by syphilis and certain fungi, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and coccidioidomycosis.

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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Biopsy showed necrotic granduloma lung adenocarcinoma. What can I expect?

Biopsy showed necrotic granduloma lung adenocarcinoma. What can I expect?

Sounds like lung Can: Your biopsy shows cancer, likely arising in your lung. You need to see an oncologist who can run more tests to do the staging. This means trying to determine if it is localized to one spot or could it have spread inside the body. The stage will determine the type of appropriate treatment.

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Help please! Could breast necrosis cause chest congestion and fever?

Help please! Could breast necrosis cause chest congestion and fever?

Not related: I am not sure what you mean by breast necrosis. Certainly not related to congestion and fever.

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Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Supra cavicular lymphadenopathy wit probable central necrosis Chest xray n sputum clear ESR 48mm& Eonsophils 08% Pus in lymp node causes? M 20 female.

Infected node: Supraclavicular nodes are either primarily involved with infectious process derived from lung but ruled out by chest film. Occassional neoplastic spread to node can cause necrosis but more frequently enlarges. Best approach is to biopsy node and culture the necrotic area. Cause if no malignancy present will be detemined by organism grown out.

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Esr 48mm & Eosinophila 08%.neck supra lymp node swollen with probable central necrosis. Chest xray n sputum normal. No symptoms of tb. Wats the cause?

Esr 48mm & Eosinophila 08%.neck supra lymp node swollen with probable central necrosis. Chest xray n sputum normal. No symptoms of tb. Wats the cause?

You need followup: There are many causes for the combination of tests and problems you listed. HIV, fungal sarcoid, depending on where you live- histoplasmosis, coccodiomycisis, aspergillosis, other fungal infections. There are a number of rate diseases as well including eosinophilic syndromes, autoimmune diseases. You will need to work with your doctor and have additional testing to sort this out

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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.

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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.

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When a child grows resistent (esbl kleb o) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia (no c&s)?

Likely not: But not impossible. No klebsiella is sensitive to Amoxicillin since all produce an enzyme called betalactamase. Just cause one is colonized by a resistant bug doesn't mean that the bug is in the lungs causing pneumonia isn't a much more sensitive one.

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How big are the lungs?

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.

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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.

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Can your lungs regenerate itself?

Can your lungs regenerate itself?

No lung regeneration: An adult lung does not grow new tissue; however, injured lung may potentially recover partial or near normal function.

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and I can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question.

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How serious are nogels in the lungs?

How serious are nogels in the lungs?

Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary.

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Why do I keep getin collasped lungs?

Why do I keep getin collasped lungs?

Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis.

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Could you die from holding smoke in your lungs?

Could you die from holding smoke in your lungs?

Not likely: I assume you mean cigarette smoke which is highly toxic in the long run and will not doubt kill you eventually, but the concentration in one or two puffs is irritating but not deadly. You can't hold it in long as you are obliged to breathe in between inhalation of the toxic smoke.

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What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

What are the causes of having dryness in the lungs.?

Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question.

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Any thing to about a metaldust polutionog your lungs?

Any thing to about a metaldust polutionog your lungs?

Lung disease: Your question is very confusing. Metal workers can experience significant side effects of inhaling the particles if the appropriate respirators were not worn. This leads to scarring and some very serious malignancy.

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more