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What Is A Bleb In The Lung
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
WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Pet scan can tell physicians more about whether a lesion has metabolic activity and if they are potentially more concerning. To understand more about why a pet scan was recommended please read here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/pet-scan.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Emphysema: A bulla is an air space in the lung measuring more than one centimeter in diameter in the distended state. Giant bullae develop as a result of cigarette smoking. Patients with HIV and IV drug users can also have bullous lung disease. Patients may have shortness of breath with exertion or at rest. Surgical removal is called bullectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely.: There are many kinds of leukemia. Some not as severe or devastating as others. Depending on the type and severity of the leukemia, one may have as much chance with a pulmonary embolus as any other normal person. It is a serious illness but if recognized and treated, can be a good outcome. ...Read more
In the lung, if there is a subplueral nodule in the periphery base, is that an area that can be operated on or no?
It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Procedure specific: There are 3 different ways to do a lung biopsy. Ct guided uses a needle inserted thru the chest while taking ct scan images. Bronchoscopic involves running a flexible tube into the windpipe. Surgical biopsy involves cuts in the chest, either using a rigid tube (vats), or larger incision for an open biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Normal fluid should look like light colored urine. Heart, liver and kidney failure effusions will look like this. If it's an empyema, it will be pus. If it's infection or something inflammatory, It can be pus, dark yellow, or bloody. If it's a cancer, it's almost always bloody. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a lung segment becomes airless as a result of infection, the lung is said to be what? Would that make it congested?
Consolidated: Usually a lung segment full of infection is "consolidated.". ...Read more
Pericardial effusion: There is no particular area as almost all effusions affect the heart function. However, that being said the worst would be any restriction on ventricular function. ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation with blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin). You should also see a hematologist for evaluation of why you make clots. It can be hereditary. So, with medical therapy, and monitoring your prognosis is good. ...Read more