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What Lines The Inner Wall Of The Bronchus
Increased importance: All the air being breathed is vented into the left lung, which is physically separated from the right side. The first concern is that the right sided obstruction does not move into the left side also, or cause total tracheal obstruction. Place the patient on his or her right side with the left side up. While no oxygen is getting to the right side, deoxygenation will occur. ...Read more
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See below: Based on the anatomy of our lungs, that is the most common place. ...Read more
Mainstem: An endotracheal tube is inserted down the throat, sometimes down the nose, but always into the mainstem bronchus and above the carina or the point at which the mainstem bronchus branches in to those branches that head on towards the right and left lungs. ...Read more
I have a burning itching sensation in my lower bronchus when I cough but I am not producing sputum, what could it be?
Possibilities...: You may have bronchospasm and/or airway inflammation. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. You also need to quit smoking to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can also help with this. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just took a vitamin pill but didn't go down smoothly. Thought it almost went in bronchus. I managed to swallo but how do I know it went down asophagus?
See details: Unless you actively tried to inhale it instead of swallowing it, it went down the esophagus. ...Read more
What is likelihood of PET/CT picking up 3 or 4mm tumor in bronchus? Read some study that showed this was possible
Hi! My 6 year old daughter had a bronchoscopy done and the pulmonologist said he found viscous mucous in the bronchus. Is this CF?
Adenocarcinoma pressing on the left main stem bronchus. Pulmonologist recommends an endobronchial stent and/or targeted radiation. Thoughts?
There are >1 choices: Your case can be best managed by a team of oncologists working together. A medical oncologist can/ should coordinate your management. Radiotherapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy may be the best choice. Stenting is an option which is best kept to later use when there is no other treatment options. Right now you need treatment for cancer in addition to mechanical help which is all stent d. ...Read more
What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis. Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?
The imaging may be uploaded to an inbox consultation. From your description I would suggest a follow up imaging study with an evaluation with additional information. Have you smoked? Is there a family history of cancer? Have you been tested for any infections?
The mass is probably impinging on the airway and causing areas of collapse, called atelectasis. This area is prone to secondary infection ...Read more
Nsclc/bones/brain now pressing on l main stem bronchus. 70yr/low levels mag./rbc/protoenetc. Chemo, radio ceased 5 month. Suggestions?
Significance of this? Extrinsic compression on the thoracic esophagus by the aortic arch in what appears to be left main stem bronchus.
Odd: I assume you are reading the results of a radiology study (recent imaging procedure). The listed structures all lie in close proximity in the mediastinum, the most posterior of which is the esophagus. Unless you are having difficulty swallowing, a cough, or chest discomfort, I wouldn't worry much about this. You might want to confirm by reviewing the report with your doctor. ...Read more
An airway: Bronchi are the major passageways through which air passes in and out of the lung. The bronchi divide into smaller passageways to distribute air throughout the lung. It is like a system of tubes that divide and spread out through the lungs. ...Read more
Lung lining cells: The larger bronchiole tubes and upper system are lined with cells with little, moving hairs called cilia, which constantly sweep stuff out of the lungs to the pharynx where they can be spat out or swallowed. An issue with smokers is that the toxicity of the smoke inhibits the activity of these cilia. For chronic lung issues, see your pulmonary specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
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