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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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How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more

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What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

? COPD ?: Ghee i googled that and could not find anything. You have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more

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Does surgery effect dead lung tissue?

Depends: Depending on situation surgery may be required to remove dead or devitalized lung tissue. ...Read more

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Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Highly unlikely: It depends on if there is any other trauma with the impact of the rod, but a 2nd degree burn itself should not cause any damage to the lung. A 2nd degree burn by definition is only a partial thickness injury to the skin only, so you should have no worries. ...Read more

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Depends: Tb settles in lung and nodes commonly.
Depending on area and degree of scarring, nodes and lung(Ghon complexes) and pleura can be affected and scar and calcify over time. ...Read more

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Does a person in the final stages of emphysema ever cough up lung tissue?

Does a person in the final stages of emphysema ever cough up lung tissue?

Heart Disease: The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd). ...Read more

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A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.

A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it?  Pls recommend a tratment.

Several possibls: Without doing an exam and seeing the x-ray it leaves too much to speculate about. This could be a mild viral process or a true pneumonia. The primary ordering the x-ray has more data to work with and should provide the diagnosis and plan for treatment. ...Read more

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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor(s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...Read more

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Are all IDs, Toxins,Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

Are all IDs, Toxins,Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

No, of course not: Modern doctors are good, but they're not THAT good. In reality, there are many potential infections or toxins that have yet to be studied and thus are unknown to modern medicine at this time. ...Read more

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: Many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right upper lung. ...Read more

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What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

2 to 2.5 inches.: The word "mass" is typically used to describe a solid growth. One that is 6 cm would measure approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in size. The color, consistency and borders of the mass would be different depending upon the make up of the mass (infectious/inflammatory process versus benign tumor versus malignant tumor). ...Read more

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What does a lung cell look like?

What does a lung cell look like?

Lung cell: Pneumocyte — is one of the cells in the lungs — there are others. Look it up on google or other search engine and you will see images. It is a normal cell with organelles, cytoplasm, etc. ...Read more

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What do lungs that have cancer look like?

What do lungs that have cancer look like?

Round spots on scan: Cancer in the lungs whether it comes from the lungs or from another organ usually looks like round spot(s) on xray or ct scan. It can present as one spot (lesion) or more than one. If you take it out by surgery, you can feel the tumor as a hard round lump. ...Read more

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What do emphysema and sarcoidosis lungs look like?

What do emphysema and sarcoidosis lungs look like?

Not pretty: Emphysema lungs are large and have many distended air sacks. It is commonly called "smokers lung" and the lungs look as in the picture. Sarcoidosis, though, rarely can have "emphysematous changes",. For the most part, it is associated with scarring of the lungs as well as large lymph nodes in between the lungs. ...Read more

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What do the lungs look like when a patient has emphysema?

What do the lungs look like when a patient has emphysema?

Depends on severity: Autopsy specimen of patients with advanced emphysema shows blackened lungs with punch out holes, like swiss cheese because of destruction of lung parenchyma and large holes formation because of collapse of lung alveoli and formation of blebs and bullous cavity. However, this is the end stage disease. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer look like?

What does lung cancer look like?

See pic: Self explanatory. That yellowish mass is a squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung. This is an autopsy picture. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer in a xray look like?

What does lung cancer in a xray look like?

White round circle: Lung cancer tumors look like white round circles on cxr. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer look like on a xray?

What does lung cancer look like on a xray?

May vary: It may look like a small round nodule with smooth or spiculated edges. In some instances, it may have the appearance of ground glass or pneumonia. The clinical situation must be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer " mass" look like on a xray?

What does lung cancer " mass" look like on a xray?

Density: The tumor is dense so it blocks x-rays and shows up as a white circular mass on x-ray. ...Read more

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Are my lungs tissues destroyed with emphysema?

Yes: Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue, most often due to smoking. And once the tissue is gone, it is gone, unfortunately. So, if you are smoking, stop. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more