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What is the likelyhood of a patient surviving a blood clot in the lungs?

What is the likelyhood of a patient surviving a blood clot in the lungs?

Very good: Most patient survive their first blood clot, its the second or third that end up causing more damage. This is why making the diagnosis is key and providing treatment to prevent the next one is key. ...Read more

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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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What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

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

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What is the difference between a ruptured lung and a collapsed lung?

What is the difference between a ruptured lung and a collapsed lung?

Some overlap: Rupture requires trauma from iatrogenic or penetrating or blunt and may have bleeding- hemothorax as well as pneumothorax-air in he cavity. Spontaneous pneumothorax-collapse has a limited rupture- tear, bleb pop, etc and can have some bleeding. ...Read more

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What is nodules into a bulla in the right lungs which recommend a pet scan?

What is nodules into a bulla in the right lungs which recommend a pet scan?

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 more

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What is the risk of a punctured lung?

What is the risk of a punctured lung?

Death: Death. A punctured lung is a medical emergency and requires emergency treatment. If you are concerned, call 911. ...Read more

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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What is bullae in lungs?

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 more

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What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

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

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In the lung, if there is a subplueral nodule in the periphery base, is that an area that can be operated on or no?

Yes: That would indicate a nodule that is more amenable to an excisional biopsy (wedge resection operation) than centrally located nodules. But whether it should be operated on is a determination best made by a thoracic surgeon or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What is the risk of flying with a collapsed lung?

What is the risk of flying with a collapsed lung?

Speak with physician: As noted, air trapped outside your lung but inside your chest can expand with increasing altitude. This can potentially be rapidly fatal. Your thoracic surgeon should provide guidance to safe and appropriate activities. ...Read more

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What is a hardening of the lung?

What is a hardening of the lung?

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

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What is the normal procedure in a lung biopsy?

What is the normal procedure in a lung biopsy?

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 more

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What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

Depends: caused bybwhat? Trauma- bloody Cancer- bloody or yellow serous, or sero- sanguinous. Infection - bloody or cloudy or pus or serous ...Read more

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What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

What color is the drainage from a chest tube with a a pleural effusion?

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 more

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What is the worst area of the heart to have a mod-large pericardial effusion?

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

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What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

Vieal process: Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viral infection. In children RSV is a known cause. Noninfectious cause include inflammation accompanying bronchilitis obliterans which is also associated with lung rejection to transplant. Treatment is usually steroids. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for recurrent blood clots in the lungs?

What is the prognosis for recurrent blood clots in the lungs?

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

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