Top
20
Doctor insights on: Partial Lung Collapse

Share
1

1
Collapsed lung recovery?

Collapsed lung recovery?

Patience: Chest tube drainage/evacuation will often resolve pressure imbalance instantly. The hole in the lung from trauma or spontaneous collapse can potentially seal in just a few days (like a scab). The lung tissue takes longer to fully heal, depending on type of injury. If from trauma, associated chest wall injury (rib fractures, etc...) as well as chest tube site may take weeks to months to heal. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers

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


2

2
What is the risk of a minimal lung base collapse becoming a full lung collapse? Rt lung base minimal collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

What is the risk of a minimal lung base collapse becoming a full lung collapse?
Rt lung base minimal collapse
hypertension
tachycardic at times

Concerned: Am concerned with 17 year old, "lung collapse", hypertension, tachycardia and arm pain. This needs very careful assessment. If the "collapse" you speak of is a pneumothorax, it would not be described as "asymptomatic". Thus would need further evaluation and potential intervention. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Depends: Is the lung cancer also in the lingula sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) also pneumonia, cancer and atelectasis are part of COPD due to smoking. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can partially collapsed lungs repair themselves?

Can partially collapsed lungs repair themselves?

Yes: A partially collapsed lung is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself later. If only a very small amount of air leaked into the chest cavity, that air might go away (reabsorbed by the body) without treatment, and the lung will re-inflate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Collapsed lung surgery. Could it 100% stop future collapses?

Collapsed lung surgery. Could it 100% stop future collapses?

Close: Depends on the type of procedure done. Generally, the success rate is very good, with few recurrances seen. ...Read more

6

6
Can mechanical ventilation aid lung cancer patients?

Can mechanical ventilation aid lung cancer patients?

No: It is not a cancer treatment. Occasionally it may be needed during lung cancer treatment (as in some cases after lung resection) but it is a supportive treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Could a lung collapsed cause damage?

Could a lung collapsed cause damage?

Collapsed lung low O: A collapsed lung doesn't oxygenate blood, so a person with one feels very short of breath. The damage to the person comes from the oxygen problem. Once the lung is re-inflated, it usually goes back to working about as well as it worked before. Sometimes the collapses come in people with lung disease, so that might not be very well, but they also occur in young, tall, thin athletes. ...Read more

8

8
Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

Why does only one lung collapse in spontaneous pneumothorax?

Great Question: And I have a better answer: unlike the american bison, most mammals have two separate pleural or lung cavities. If one lung collapses, the problem does not usually affect the other side. This is why bison were easy to hunt. If you hit one side of the chest, both lungs could collapse. The picture shows human anatomy, wish i could also post a bison picture as they are majestic creatures. ...Read more

9

9
What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

Mgt PHI: The imaging may be uploaded to an inbox consultation. From your description I would suggest a follow up imaging study with an evaluation with additional information. Have you smoked? Is there a family history of cancer? Have you been tested for any infections? The mass is probably impinging on the airway and causing areas of collapse, called atelectasis. This area is prone to secondary infection ...Read more

10

10
Copd leads to lung cancer?

Copd leads to lung cancer?

Unlikely: While COPD does not cause lung cancer, the factors (smoking, for example) that cause COPD can also cause lung cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

What will increase the partial pressure of oxygen in lung alveoli?

O2/ventilation/diet: Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation. Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat. ...Read more

13

13
Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule

The fibrosis and : Atelectasis isnt anything to worry about, just some lung tissue collapsed on itself and scarring. The ground glass nodule is something that may need longer term follow up to make sure it doesnt grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more

14

14
Could a collapsed lung cause a bullae?

No: Lungs may collapse for a variety of reasons, including trauma, blebs, bullae, increased pressure in the lungs, etc. While a pneumothorax may occur because of a bulla, it does not cause them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it's functional and may improve with voice therapy by a Speech a Pathologist. Other causes such as swelling or trauma are not functional, though it is not common that they are referred to as mechanical. Be sure to follow up with your ENT on this issue, ...Read more

20

20
Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Ana Adelstein
271 doctors shared insights

Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more