emphysema

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Related to bullous emphysema: Giant Bullous Emphysema
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Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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The most common finding on HRCT scans was air trapping (77%) followed by Bullous emphysema (59%) as shown in Table 8.
Cystic lesions of PLCH can also be difficult to distinguish from bullous emphysema, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), bronchiectasis, and honeycombing associated with end stage fibrotic lung diseases.
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.