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What Is Linear Atelectasis Of The Lungs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
CT findings: Nonspecific findings of lung injury. Usually not a big deal. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more
Grades of the same: Atelectasis (from the latin for imperfect extension) can refer to collapse of a small portion of the lung (called a segment or subsegment) or to collapse of an entire lung. It can be due to obstruction of an airway. Depending on the level of the airway (whether a main bronchus or a smaller bronchiole) depends on the amount of lung that collapses. ...Read more
Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Thant depends on the extenst of the fibrosis. If it is isolated and does not involve much of the lung, then the effects are probably clinically insignificant. But if the fibrosis is extensive then pulmonary function will be compromised. Only a pulmonologist can tell you for sure after evaluating you and the radiographic studies. ...Read more
Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...Read more
What does this Radiographic Report of Chest PA mean ... " There is crowding of the basal lung markings secondary to elevated diaphragm" Thank you :)?
Lung base unexpanded: The diaphragm is a thin membrane like muscle which stretches downward to expand the lungs. when it relaxes it moves upward and lungs compress. sometimes one side of the diaphragm may remain elevated for various reasons. The basal portions of the lungs is the base, or bottom portion. When the diaphragm is high, the normal tissue crowds together and appears thicker. It is not necessarily abnormal ...Read more
Pneumonitis: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tuberculosis: I'm not sure why, but from comments this forum I have the impression that in the Philippines, tuberculosis is often called Koch's infection. This chest Xray means the person has TB. It is a very dangerous infection, even if the xray shows only "minimal" infiltrates. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Blocked bronchi: The bronchial tree branches and lead to air sacs (alveoli) that then transfer o2 to the blood stream. If a bronchial tube is completely blocked (e.g. By mucous, foreign body, tumor) the blocked air sacs as the air is absorbed into the blood stream and no air can get in>atelectasis. Lung collapse occurs if there is air or fluid between lung surface and chest wall (e.g. Pneumothorax/effusion). ...Read more
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