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Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Same difference: Empyema is a severe infection in the chest in which pus accumulates within the pleural space. Also known as pleural empyema, empyema thoracis and pyothorax. It will often develop as a consequence of a pneumonia. A fluid collection forms (parapneumonic effusion) and this fluid becomes infected. The treatment is to drain the pus, re-expand lung, and treat underlying infection. ...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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Strep throat virus got into lungs! help with icky sticky pus?

Strep throat virus got into lungs! help with icky sticky pus?

Need an eval: Strep is not a virus & if present in your throat or lungs can have major consequences if left untreated. A visit with your pcp or urgent care center should be able to verify the source of your problem & rx treatments that would help. ...Read more

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Else ever experienced lung removal?

Else ever experienced lung removal?

Countless patients: Depending on functional status of remaining lung tissue and extent of resection, most patients lead an entirely normal life after lung resection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lung removal?

What is the definition or description of: lung removal?

Lung removal: Lung resection surgery includes usually lobectomy and pneumonectomy. The lung is divided anatomically into 3 lobes on the right and 2 lobes on the left. Surgical removal of a lobe is called a lobectomy. Removal of the entire lung is called a pneumonectomy. These are usually done via a thoracotomy incision but can be done with small incisions or vats surgery. ...Read more

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I'll be undergoing a lung removal operation. What can I expect?

Talk: Talk with your surgeon. Ask them to draw exactly what they will be doing. Ask about the recovery process, both while in the hospital and once you leave. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

How long does it take to recover from benign lung nodual removal?

Lung surgey: Depends if open or closed . If closed approx a month if open a cople of months. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?

What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?

Filters: Can be removed. First you need to see if yours is truly removable. If not, then it is a moot point. If you are having clots, you need a work up for thrombophilia or thick blood. If you do need your filter removed you must have a leg doppler and ivc gram to make sure it is safe. ...Read more

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How come surgical removal of a lung not stop lung cancer?

How come surgical removal of a lung not stop lung cancer?

See below: Surgical removal of the tumor may only ensure removal of gross visible disease but in most cases of lung cancer the cells from the tumor likely have already migrated to distant sites and may be potential sites that cancer may develop. Most patients with lung cancer may benefit from chemotherapy after surgery to decrease likelihood of the cancer coming back. ...Read more

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Should i squeeze the pus out of my wisdom tooth removal site?

Should i squeeze the pus out of my wisdom tooth removal site?

Not recommended: Visit your oral surgeon as soon as possible and get the complete examination and treatment done. ...Read more

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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more