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Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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In the present study, the most common finding on HRCT was air trapping (77%) followed by bullous emphysema (59%), paraseptal emphysema (41%) and non-bullous emphysema (35%).
However, these findings are difficult to differentiate from enlarged alveoli caused by bullous emphysema, or from honeycombing in patients who have severe interstitial lung disease.
6) This pattern occurs with other acquired or congenital pulmonary cystic diseases such as pulmonary sequestrated abscess, or bullous emphysema with which a bronchogenic cyst might be confused.
His surgical history is notable for a left lower lobe resection for bullous emphysema 20 years ago and a right-sided decompression of bullae in 1997.
1) It is, however, not pathognomonic, and can occur with bullous emphysema, pneumothorax and dilatation of the distal oesophagus.