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Stenosis Of The Bronchual Tubes
Trachea stenosis: Trachea stenosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mainstem: An endotracheal tube is inserted down the throat, sometimes down the nose, but always into the mainstem bronchus and above the carina or the point at which the mainstem bronchus branches in to those branches that head on towards the right and left lungs. ...Read more
Significance of this? Extrinsic compression on the thoracic esophagus by the aortic arch in what appears to be left main stem bronchus.
Odd: I assume you are reading the results of a radiology study (recent imaging procedure). The listed structures all lie in close proximity in the mediastinum, the most posterior of which is the esophagus. Unless you are having difficulty swallowing, a cough, or chest discomfort, I wouldn't worry much about this. You might want to confirm by reviewing the report with your doctor. ...Read more
After HSG on 5/11/2012 the result reads both tubes are demostrated, right upto mid portion and left at the cornu suggestive of tubal blockage or spasm?
Several Options: Well you can approach this finding in several ways. First of all, you could simply consider ivf and speak to a fertility specialist about your chances based upon age, ovarian reserve, etc. Alternatively, you could explore the status of the tubes more definitively with a fluoroscopic tubal canalization (super-hsg) or with a laparoscopy. A non-internet fertility doc would be best source for advice. ...Read more
Can be either: The majority of mitral stenosis is a result of a previous strep infection which cause rheumatic fever. This begins a slowly progressive scarring of heart valves. The aortic and mitral valves most commonly. However there can be congenital mitral stenosis when the mitral valve may not form big enough during fetal development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why coarctation of aorta in infantile, cause passes of the blood from pulmonary artery to the aorta through pda?
Plumbing!: Blood must get to the body, else the fetus would not survive. The same is true once the baby is born. In utero, blood flows from pulm artery (pa) to aorta (ao) normally. Once born, the blood continues to flow this way so that blood can get to the body. When the PDA closes, the child becomes very sick. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
Rare: Tracheomalacia is a rare complication following prolonged endotracheal intubation for any reason and results from compromise of the arterial circulation due to prolonged mechanical compression of the inflated balloon against tracheal mucosa. It takes weeks for this to occur so doesn't happen routinely following heart bypass or other operations. Tracheostomy prevents it. ...Read more
Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more