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Resection Of Histoplasmosis In The Lung
How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.
Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more
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
How histoplasmosis enter the body.?If a nodule in lung(3mm) remains unchnged for 6 months, does it mean histoplasmosis.What are the risks factors?
I was diagnosed with severe histoplasmosis about a year ago. could I continue to have pain in my lungs due to it being untreated?
Needs checked: Histo infections are usually self limiting in healthy individuals but can be serious in immunocompromised patients. It can be acute or chronic disseminated type and latent type also exists. Rare menifeatation can be Pleuritis manifesting as chest pains. Nevertheless needs complete evaluation by a Physician. ...Read more
Can histoplasmosis cause problems in the lungs years following 1st infection? Currently having left-sided chest pain/pressure, cough, no cold or fever
What is histoplasmosis?Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule.Can it be seen in ct, ?
Is it necessary for me to see an infectious disease specialist after having lung surgery for histoplasmosis?
Yes: Most of the time histoplasmosis is self limited (meaning it will go away on its own). If you have underlying lung disease or are on immunesuppressants (organ transplant patient, rheumatoid arthritis patient, etc) it may be necessary to take an antifungal called itraconazole (sporonox) for a period of time (usually 30-90 days). A consult with an id specialist is very reasonable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?
Can you get presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome from being accidentally spat in the eye by someone who has the histoplasmosis lung infection?
What can be a calcified left hilarious lymph node? I have no history of TB histoplasmosis etc. I have hashimoto. I have chest pai. Can this be cancer
Have a calcified left hilar lymph nodes in ct, no history of histoplasmosis etc. negative tb. Have hemopstasys and chest pains have hashimoto. Cancer?
Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung: The only organs in the body that can regenerate are blood and skin. There are some organs parts of which can regenerate. Examples include lung, intestine ; liver. The cells lining the bronchi and the alveoli of lungs can regenerate. Alveoli are the tiny bubbles at the end of the bronchioles that participate in gas exchange. There are some organs such as brain and spinal cord which never regenerate. ...Read more
Position?: The two lungs are situated in thoracic cavity bounded by the thoracic inlet in neck, and below by diaphragm. In the center is the mediastinum which contains the great vessels and the heart. The right lung is larger than left. The portion of the left lung in front of the heart is known as lingula or tongue, because it is shaped like a tongue. ...Read more
Depends: It usually bleeds somewhat. Some times it may collapse and need to be re-expanded. Other times the bullet cauterizes the lung tissue and it stays inflated. There is commonly some associated blast injury (bruising) that has to be recovered from. ...Read more
Collapse of lung : Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bases it is typically due to incomplete inspiration. It may occur due to prior infection, surgery, or tumor or lymph node obstruction. The entire lung may collapse due to pressure from an air leak (pneumothorax). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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