Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema (American English), or oedema (British English), is fluid accumulation in the air spaces and parenchyma of the lungs. It leads to impaired gas exchange and may cause respiratory failure. It is due to either failure of the left ventricle of the heart to adequately remove blood from the pulmonary circulation (“cardiogenic pulmonary edema”), […]
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the diaphragm. The most common type of CDH is a Bochdalek hernia; other types include Morgagni’s hernia, diaphragm eventration and central tendon defects of the diaphragm. Malformation of the diaphragm allows the abdominal organs to push into the proper lung formation. Number of View: […]
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Basic Chest X-Ray Review

Basic Chest X-Ray Review Chest X-ray Detailed Review: Introduction     Number of View: 4150
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Tuberculosis radiology

Radiology is used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Chest X-ray Number of View: 7969
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Tuberculosis TB

Tuberculosis or TB (short for tubercles bacillus) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. Number of View: 4544
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Atelectasis

Atelectasis is defined as the lack of gas exchange within alveoli, due to alveolar collapse or fluid consolidation. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. Number of View: 6615
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Spontaneous pneumothorax

Spontaneous pneumothorax In medicine (pulmonology), a pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, is a potential medical emergency caused by accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity. A pneumothorax can occur spontaneously, or as the result of disease or injury. Number of View: 3212
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Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly is a condition wherein the heart enlarges in a cardiothoracic ratio of more than 0.50. It can be attributed to a lot of causes, but mostly it is because of low heart output, otherwise referred to as a cardiac failure. A cardiothoracic ratio is the way to measure the size of a person’s heart. […]
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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is often characterized as including inflammation of the parenchyma of the lung (that is, the alveoli) and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid (consolidation and exudation). Number of View: 6072
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Acute pulmonary eosinophilia (Loeffler’s syndrome)

Causes may include exposure to various drugs, parasitic infestation (especially ascariasis in children), nickel exposure, recent blood transfusion, or lymphangiogram . Often, the cause remains undetermined, although a response by the immune system to a sensitizing antigen is suspected. Lung infiltrates show a large amount of eosinophils , a type of white blood cell. The […]
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