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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What is the difference between pulmonary fibrosis and stenosis?

What is the difference between pulmonary fibrosis and stenosis?

See below: Pulmonary fibrosis is, generally speaking, scarring of the lungs. Certain types progress faster than others. There is no such thing as pulmonary stenosis (narrowing). You can have a narrowing of the airways which is a completely different problem and may be treated with stents. And refers to the large airways so is different from asthma and copd. Hope this is not too confusing! ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

Different: When lungs get filled with fluid is called pulmonary edema as seen in heart failure , when air enters in the pleural cavity ; displaces lung ( pneumothorax ) as seen in reputes of lung bleb , both conditions will interfere lung function , can be lethal if untreated ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

What is the difference between pneumonia and pulmonary edema?

Infection vs Fluid: Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs. Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs. ...Read more

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What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

What the difference between a pulmonary edema and  pulmonary embolism?

Difference...: Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs whereas pulmonary embolus is a blood clot in the pulmonary vascular system. They are very different but a pulmonary embolus is one of the many, many causes of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

Another thought: The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well. If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between emphysema and lung cancer?

What is the difference between emphysema and lung cancer?

Different things: Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue from (most often) smoking. Lung cancer is an abnormal growth of lung tissue that can cause destruction of many tissues, not just lung. They are completely different diseases. But, because the most common cause of lung cancer is smoking, many times patients with lung cancer have emphysema and vice versa. ...Read more

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What is the difference between COPD and emphysema?

What is the difference between COPD and emphysema?

Category...: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many diseases are types of COPD and emphysema is one type of copd. COPD is a more general category! ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?

Pulmonary: Briefly pulmonary venous congestion is one cause of pulmonary hypertension , pulmonary hypertension has multiple causes. Pulmonary venous congestion is a sign of something wrong with the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atelectasis and collapsed lung?

What is the difference between atelectasis and collapsed lung?

Not much: Collapsed lung is called atelectasis which could be secondary to pneumothorax, mucous plug or tum etc or infections, . ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystic fibrosis and hemophilia?

What is the difference between cystic fibrosis and hemophilia?

Totally different: Cystic fibrosis is characterized by abnormal chloride channel function while hemophilia results from a variety of problems with the clotting mechanism. Both diseases are inherited. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

What is the difference between allergic and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

They are different: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis occurs in some people and behaves like cortisone-resistant bronchial asthma. Most sufferers would have a specific type of bronchiectasis(dead-ended bronchial tubes) one must have an allergic reaction to aspergillus. Invasive aspergillosis usually happens in people whose immune system has been greatly compromised and the prognosis is far less favorable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

Cause and Effect: Lung disease can be caused by many factors like cigarette smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Lung injury could occur from lung disease, trauma to the chest wall/lungs, or inhalation of toxic substance. So, a lung injury can happen from an isolated sudden accident or it could happen as a result of a disease process. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

What is the difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

COPS: Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two conditions termed COPD or chronic obstuctive pulmonary(lung)disease.Emphysema is long term progressive disease which causes shortness of breath .The tissue necessary to suppot sructure of the lung is destroyed chronic bronchis is chronic inflammation of bronchi which causes cough and sputum production at least for three months in two successive years. ...Read more

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What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

Lung disease : As an analogy, consider your lungs to be balloons. In a restrictive lung disease the rubber is so thick it's difficult to get air into it to expand it. With obstructive lung disease the part you blow into is too small so that it is difficult to get air out of the balloon efficiently. For detailed answer. http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/physio/vlab/resp/lungdiseases_n.htm. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema?

Holes vs. airway: Emphysema is a disease of progressive destruction of lung tissue, resulting in lungs that look like swiss cheese. COPD can result from emphysema (due to loss of airway elasticity), but is primarily a disease of airway collapse when breathing out - leading to air trapping in the lung and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic airway obstuction and copd?

What is the difference between chronic airway obstuction and copd?

Difference...: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and it is one entity that causes chronic obstruction. There are other diseases that cause chronic obstruction so chronic obstruction is the more general category that COPD falls under. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

Doctors, what is the difference between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

Dx vs. treatment: a pleural effusion in fluid within the chest space, usually, outside of the lung itself. a thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is passed through the chest wall, into the fluid, and then drains the fluid out of the chest space. Sometimes, this procedure can cause a collapsed lung. ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

A lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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Lung Nodule (Definition)

A lung nodule is a round area that is more solid than normal lung tissue. It is a nonspecific finding and can ...Read more