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What does it mean if a CT of chest shows lungs are well-aerated but are moderately hyperinflation bilaterally?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Air Trapping

Lung hyperinflation on plain x-ray or ct scan is usually a sign of air trapped in the lungs of a patient with an obstructive lung disease such as asthma or copd.

In brief: Air Trapping

Lung hyperinflation on plain x-ray or ct scan is usually a sign of air trapped in the lungs of a patient with an obstructive lung disease such as asthma or copd.
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Gerald Diaz
Radiology
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In brief: Depends

Hard to say- it depends on the context of their descriptions.
Hyperinflation is usually caused by obstructive small airway diseases, most commonly things such as copd, emphysema, and asthma. Things that irritate the airway and cause narrowing or "overly pliable" small airways cause air trapping, ie make it harder to exhale / ventilate.

In brief: Depends

Hard to say- it depends on the context of their descriptions.
Hyperinflation is usually caused by obstructive small airway diseases, most commonly things such as copd, emphysema, and asthma. Things that irritate the airway and cause narrowing or "overly pliable" small airways cause air trapping, ie make it harder to exhale / ventilate.
Dr. Gerald Diaz
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice

In brief: Sign of asthma

Hyperinflation is a sign of asthma meaning the lungs are 'full' of air and literally 'trapped'.
Asthma is a reversible small airway disease in which inflammation, secretions, and spasm combine to keep air from 'getting out of lungs'. Steroid (controller) inhalers are the mainstay of chronic asthma but are under-utilized by most asthma patients.

In brief: Sign of asthma

Hyperinflation is a sign of asthma meaning the lungs are 'full' of air and literally 'trapped'.
Asthma is a reversible small airway disease in which inflammation, secretions, and spasm combine to keep air from 'getting out of lungs'. Steroid (controller) inhalers are the mainstay of chronic asthma but are under-utilized by most asthma patients.
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