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Doctor insights on: Subsegmental Atelectasis Lung Bases

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What is shallow lungs & minimal left basilar subsegmental atelectasis signs of?

What is shallow lungs & minimal left basilar subsegmental atelectasis signs of?

Poor inspiration: Probably related to a poor inspiratory effort when the radiograph was taken. Often times if people are in pain or are obese they cannot take a big breath (which would expand the lungs and give a better look to the radiologist) so what we see are low lung volumes and small areas of collapsed lung — all told it is usually not a sign of anything. Sometimes atelectasis can cause a fever. ...Read more

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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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis? What does this mean, (asthma, coughing and flem, no fever pain in, chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesn't stop and fl

Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis?meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatible with subsegmental atelectasis?meaning (asthma, cough, flem, no fever, seen specialist asthma

Abnormal chest xray : The chest xray should be reviewed and discussed with your asthma specialist. In general if your asthma is stable and you have no lingering chest symptoms then the xray is non-specific but should be able repeated in six months. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains. A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones — something to be worried about?

I recently had surgery after which I had chest pains.  A chest xray was done to look for an oedema. It was found that I had bilateral multiple linear areas of subsegmental atelectasis in the mid and lower zones — something to be worried about?

Atalectesis: ="collapse" of segments of the lobes of your lung PROBABLY due to restriction from the pain of abdominal surgery.... Using the proper breathing (ie: deep breathes and blowing air out against resistance (special apparatus is available) will correct the sitiuation.
Hope this is helpful
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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 isn't 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 doesn't grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more

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I have an atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

I have an atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

Lung doc: You want to see your lung doc. Ask about a test about your diaphragm, such as ultrasound and real diaphragmatic movements, or fluoroscopy. Also discuss testing such as ultrasound, CT, MRI for the abdomen and the chest.

You may also need pulmonary function testing. Ask your lung doc and good luck! ...Read more

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I had a mcrp Mri and it showed non-specific atelectasis bilateral lung bases. Could this be lung cancer or copd?

I had a mcrp Mri and it showed non-specific atelectasis bilateral lung bases.  Could this be lung cancer or copd?

Not cancer: Atelectasis is not cancer. It is essentially a sign that some areas of your lungs are not getting as much air due to either blockage or restriction of some reason. This can be seen with foreign objects in airways, scarring, infiltration or poor lung airway movement. ...Read more

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My ct scan says I have dependent atelectasis changes of the lung bases identified what that means?

It most: Likely is not significant, and simply related to gravity and/or a less than complete depth of inspiration at the moment of the scan. Atelectasis in this case means that small portions of the lung are not filled with air/collapsed. It is relatively common as an incidental finding on CT. ...Read more

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Ct chest: 9mm nodule lrl, compressive atelectasis lung bases, sm axillary nodes, pelv. Lap sept. W/salpingo-oophorectomy on left, in pain on right from chest through abd, suffering w/ no answers, help?

Ct chest: 9mm nodule lrl, compressive atelectasis lung bases, sm axillary nodes, pelv. Lap sept. W/salpingo-oophorectomy on left, in pain on right from chest through abd, suffering w/ no answers, help?

Need specialist care: You need to consult with your pulmonologist and ob-gyn very soon to get your answer. Make sure that they also consult with each other. Your complaints are very serious and needs coordinated care and maybe include an oncologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of lungs?

Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out. ...Read more

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What is atelectasis of the lung?

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 more

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What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway. Sometimes aspiration causes atelectasis. Infection and tumor can produce atelectasis. Ateletasis can clear following disappearance of disease process. Plate-like atelectasis is usually minor area of lung collapse sometimes seen without obvious cause or scar from previous disease. ...Read more

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Is linear atelectasis of lungs [if reversed]; a recurrent problem for patient having bronciectasis alongside?

Is linear atelectasis of lungs [if reversed]; a recurrent problem for patient having bronciectasis alongside?

Probably: Atelectasis is collapse of the lung. If you have bronchiectasis, you may get recurrent mucus plugging and the lung that is supplied by that area can collapse resulting in "linear atelectasis". ...Read more

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How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed,?

Usually no treatment: Treatment depends on cause and severity. Minor linear atelectasis typically requires no treatment. It may resolve on its own. More severe atelectasis may be from respiratory infection, chronic lung diseases, obstruction from inhaled foreign objects, lung tumors, fluid in the lung, severe asthma and chest injuries. It does not sounds like you have those problems, however. ...Read more

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Is linear atelectasis of lungs reversible,? If one also has athma, and bronciectasis?

Is linear atelectasis of lungs reversible,? If one also has athma, and bronciectasis?

Yes: Atelectasis simply means that there is an area of the lung where the alveoli (air sacs) are collapsed or not completely inflated. Linear atelectasis usually means that this involves a very tiny portion of the lung. This is usually a transient finding unless there is something blocking the larger airways. Bronchiectasis, however, is not usually reversible. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and

I have been diagnosed with Atelectasis and now have several nodules in my lungs. Can this be asbestos? I served in the navy as a boiler technician and

Good question: It sounds like you have had a medical evaluation and some studies to look at your lungs. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know everything about lung nodules from xrays or cat scans, even though one can tell if they are growing or changing in any way. Hope for the best and continue to follow up with your doctors. If anything becomes suspicious, they may offer a biopsy to be sure. ...Read more

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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs.  Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Atelectasis (Definition)

collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...Read more