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What are lung blebs?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Cysts

lung blebs are air-filled cysts at the top or apices of the lungs.
symptoms usually are manifested as a spontaneous pneumothorax in a teenager. initially a chest tube is placed to re-expand the lung. once expanded a chest CT is done to check for cysts. the cysts can be stapled using thoracoscopic technique.

In brief: Cysts

lung blebs are air-filled cysts at the top or apices of the lungs.
symptoms usually are manifested as a spontaneous pneumothorax in a teenager. initially a chest tube is placed to re-expand the lung. once expanded a chest CT is done to check for cysts. the cysts can be stapled using thoracoscopic technique.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lung blebs

Small collections of air on the pleural surface of the lung which can rupture & cause pneumothorax.
Commonly seen in pilots.

In brief: Lung blebs

Small collections of air on the pleural surface of the lung which can rupture & cause pneumothorax.
Commonly seen in pilots.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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