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Doctor insights on: Why Is The Right Primary Bronchus A Site For Obstruction

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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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I've bronchus pain. What can I do?

I've bronchus pain. What can I do?

Bronchus pain: Bronchi do not normally cause pain unless they are badly inflammed - in this instance the pain is related to breathing. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What lines the inner wall of the bronchus?

What lines the inner wall of the bronchus?

Bronchial epithelium: Bronchial epithelium is a structure made of several layers of cells, that have different shapes and functions, such as making mucus, and clearing mucus. ...Read more

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What happens in left bronchus when the right is blocked with foreign objects?

What happens in left bronchus when the right is blocked with foreign objects?

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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Is there an image of what alveoli and bronchus look like?

Is there an image of what alveoli and bronchus look like?

Picture: See this http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/file:alveoli_diagram.Png.

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What is the difference between sputum from bronchus and alveoli?

What is the difference between sputum from bronchus and alveoli?

Minimal: Since alveoli are connected to the bronchi/bronchioles the sputum in these locations are similar. Infection can occur in either location. ...Read more

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In which part of the bronchus is endotracheal tube inserted?

In which part of the bronchus is endotracheal tube inserted?

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

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Similarties of bronchiole and bronchus of the lung?

Similarties of bronchiole and bronchus of the lung?

Cartilage: The term bronchus is generally reserved for describing large central airways lined by cartilage. A bronchiole is a microscopicl airway, without cartilage lining. ...Read more

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I have a burning itching sensation in my lower bronchus when i cough but I am not producing sputum, what could it be ?

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 more

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What is likelihood of PET/CT picking up 3 or 4mm tumor in bronchus? Read some study that showed this was possible

What is likelihood of PET/CT picking up 3 or 4mm tumor in bronchus? Read some study that showed this was possible

Zero: A pet scan is only useful when it's negative, because a pet scan that is positive only shows metabolic activity not "cancer". The size resolution of a pet scan is not nearly good enough to be used for anything in the size range you described. ...Read more

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Hi! My 6 year old daughter had a bronchoscopy done and the pulmonologist said he found viscous mucous in the bronchus.. Is this CF?

Hi!  My 6 year old daughter had a bronchoscopy done  and the pulmonologist said he found viscous mucous in the bronchus..  Is this CF?

Viscous mucus: Patients with cystic fibrosis produce thick mucus, they have so many signs & symptoms, but if you are worried about it & his doctor is considering this possibility, he can be tested for it with a sweat chloride test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma pressing on the left main stem bronchus. Pulmonologist recommends an endobronchial stent and/or targeted radiation. Thoughts?

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

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What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

Mgt PHI: 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

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Nsclc/bones/brain now pressing on l main stem bronchus. 70yr/low levels mag./rbc/protoenetc.Chemo, radio ceased 5 month. Suggestions?

Nsclc/bones/brain now pressing on l main stem bronchus. 70yr/low levels mag./rbc/protoenetc.Chemo, radio ceased 5 month. Suggestions?

Limited: It sounds like all therapeutic options have been used except surgery, and that is clearly not an option. If there are serious breathing issues, a bronchial stent may be an option. Otherwise, this may be the time to think about hospice or comfort care. ...Read more

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Significance of this? Extrinsic compression on the thoracic esophagus by the aortic arch in what appears to be left main stem bronchus.

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

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My resting heartbeat is 95.ihad bronchi for 6months. can i make my heart healthier and n good shape?

My resting heartbeat is 95.ihad bronchi for 6months. can i make my heart healthier and n good shape?

Exercise: The best way to healthier heart is aerobic exercise and a balanced diet. Start your exercise slow and gradually build up. Your recent bronchitis should not have any effect if you are now completely healed/healthy. If you notice wheezing while you exercise, stop immediately and discuss further with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What do bronchi do?

Bronchi: Bronchi carry air in and out of the lungs. ...Read more

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What does bronchi do ?

Bronchi: Bronchi conduct gas to gas exchanging part of lungs called alveoli. ...Read more

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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more