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Treatment for atelectasis due to which o2 levels are low?

Treatment for atelectasis due to which o2 levels are low?

Need more expansion: Atalectasis happens when the lungs aren't expanding enough to allow the alveoli to open adequately. The proper function of alveoli is needed to take in enough and release enough carbon dioxide. This is common to see after a surgery, for example. Your doctor may recommend special breathing exercises - or ventilator adjustments - to help. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Atelectasis (Definition)

Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from ...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 are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of a lobe of lung?

What are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of a lobe of lung?

Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube. ...Read more

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How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

Atelectasis is the: Accumulation of mucus in a part of the lung, resulting in a collapse of the lung segment. May also be caused by a growth or infection. Treating the underlying cause and breathing exercises as well as mucolytics, oral hydration and chest physiotherapy can relieve this
condition. In advanced cases, therapeutic bronchoscopy is helpful. ...Read more

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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

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What does "minimal basal subsegmental atelectasis" mean and is it life threatening?

NO: Failure to breath deeply for various reasons such as pain in a post operative patient can cause collapse of small areas of the lungs. This usually occurs at the bottom or bases of the lungs which is minimal basal subsegmental atelectasis. Using an incentive spirometer will resolve this minor condition. It is not life threatening in any way. ...Read more

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What is lingular subsegmental atelectasis?

Partial Collapse: The lingula is the lower anterior (front) portion of the left upper lobe of the lung that corresponds to the right middle lobe. Atelectasis is collapse of a portion of the lung. So, subsegmental atelectasis means that portions of lung segments of the lingula are incompletely aerated. May indicate bronchial blockage, poor breathing, or even early infection. ...Read more

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I would like some information about subsegmental atelectasis. Also, does it cause pain?

Chest xray: That is usually a pretty benign chest X-ray finding and shouldn't cause pain. ...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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I am diagnosed subsegmental atelectasis, mild pleural thickening and swollen superior mediastinal and supraclavicular lymph nodes. All are releated?

Nodes: Possibly. You need a thorough check up and will probably need the nodes biopsied. There are many causes for those findings ...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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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 you're 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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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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What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis?

What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis?

The Vest: If you don't already have one, please ask your physician to prescribe this. It is a "unique therapy system designed to help mobilise pulmonary secretions through high frequency chest wall oscillation". I am not a pulmonologist, however a close family member has had bronchiectasis for 30 years and has not had a bout of pneumonia since she began using this vest. She is 87 and still plays tennis! ...Read more

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What is airway clearance therapy (act) atelectasis?

Pressure breathing: Opens up airways to force collapsed lung segments (atelectasis) to open ...Read more

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What are the treatments of atelectasis please? Existing with bronchiectasis, it was seen on my ct, I think its a recurrent issues for me

Many: There are many things we would consider to treat atelectasis depending what causes it. However, once atelectasis occurs, the our job is to control your symptoms and slow down the progression of the diseases. If it's due to smoking, you should stop smoking. If it's due to frequent pneumonia you should see an immunologist and pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I had a collapsed lung 3 weeks ago, now again I have the pain in my back that I had before treatment, can it be the lung collapsing again, thank you?

I had a collapsed lung 3 weeks ago, now again I have the pain in my back that I had before treatment, can it be the lung collapsing again, thank you?

Could be: Are you having trouble breathing, if so you may have a recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax. Visit your nearest emergency room and enroll in programs to help you quit smoking. As long your you smoke, you will always be at risk for spontaneous pneumothoraces. ...Read more

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Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung, treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?

Collapsed lunghad markers placed in liver 3 weeks ago had collapsed lung, treatment chest tube, could it reoccur?

Unlikely: If due to the test and needles, it is unlikely to recur.
Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What is subsegmental atelactasis?

What is subsegmental atelactasis?

Partial collapse: Sub segmental collapse or atelectasis has many etiologies including mucus plugging from asthma, enlarged heart can compress bronchi, hypoventilation, anesthesia, ct exams, sometimes aspiration, etc. Mostly transient and disappearing with deeper inspiration. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atelectasis?

Atelectasis=: Collapse of a lung or part of a lung from a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Are pneumonia and an atelectasis the same?

NO: Atelectasis is a radiology description for areas of the lung that are not fully inflated, usually due to inadequately deep breaths. It is common in people on bedrest for illness, and after surgery. It can lead to pneumonia, but can be alleviated by deep breathing, es[pecially by walking and by use of the incentive spirometry machine in the hospital. ...Read more

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Are pneumonia and atelectasis the same thing?

Not the same: Pneumonia is caused by infection. Atelectasis is caused by collapse of a portion of the lung (loss of air in the air spaces). ...Read more

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What are the pediatric symptoms of atelectasis?

ATELECTASIS: When part of the lungs collapse, child will have shortness of breath, tachypnea, cyanosis and chest pain depending on the part of lungs involved. ...Read more

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Are pneumothorax and atelectasis the same thing?

No: Pneumothorax causes atelectasis but ther are other causes of lung collapse. ...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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What is scattered strands of fibrosis and linear atelectasis?

CT findings: Nonspecific findings of lung injury.

Usually not a big deal.

Check with your lung doc. ...Read more