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No: The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization. This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can digestive juice escape into the esophagus and into the lungs if your diagestive system has been injured in prior acute pancreatitis ?
No : That is not possible. One however can aspirate gastric contents into their lungs. ...Read more
Is elevated lipase associated with early lung cancer? I know amylase is, but my amylase is normal.. I also know elevated lipase is associated with pancreatitis, cp, celiac disease, ulcer, ibd
I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?
Worrisome; biopsy: This is a worrisome development. Spiculated lung nodules (reaching in, like tentacles, into the lung) can point to a cancer, even a spreading cancer. Given your history of pancreatic problems, it could be pancreatic cancer. Or, it could be an unusual infection or something benign. The only way to know is to do a biopsy, which a pulmonologist (lung specialist) or CT surgeon can arrange. TTYD soon. ...Read more
Mother in law has pancreatitis twice, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol & BP. Ultrasound shows lung nodule. Chance of cancerous? Or benign?
Do you agree with this, " only half of the patients with a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis will survive seven years"?
Chronic pancreatitis: Don't agree. Statement is too broad. It depends upon the cause & severity of the pancreatitis , co-existing medical conditions such kidney or liver or lung or heart disease, feasibility of interventions such as medicine or surgery, etc. It is unclear where the seven year survival statistic originated, in most instances, long term survival is cited as five years for specific circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity. There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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