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bleb

[bleb]
(materials)
A small bubble in a material that has solidified, such as glass.
(petrology)
A small, usually spherical inclusion in a rock mass.
(medicine)
A localized collection of fluid, as serum or blood, in the epidermis.

bleb

A blister or small bubble in a fluid or in a material (such as glass) that has solidified.
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16) Pathologic changes induced by cigarette smoke in small airways might also lead to localized emphysema with subsequent development of blebs or bullae.
Lung was inflated under direct vision by the scope to verify complete inflation, locate additional blebs, and ensure proper placement of the chest tube to the apex of the hemithorax.
This may have caused a subpleural bleb to rupture, resulting in a pneumothorax.
In a study done by Nezu, Kushibe, Tojo, Takahama, and Kitamura (199T), 34 patients had a thoracoscopic wedge resection of blebs performed using a stapling device and done under local anesthesia with sedation.
They use the eye's natural pressure differential to maximize uveoscleral outflow and reduce IOP without a bleb.
Functional blebs, symbols of successful trabeculectomy, still existed in 12 PG eyes at the last follow-up visit, though they were smaller and more constricted than the original size.
Purpose: To evaluate the results of bleb needling of encapsulated blebs with 1% mitomycine-C (Mtm-C) after trabeculectomy surgery.
On gross examination, 4 of the resected lung specimens (36%) had recognizable blebs or bullae.
Pressure Support Ventilation is not suggested as a weaning adjunt in patients with a significant history of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with blebs.
Anterior segment OCT can be used to take measurements of the angle and to visualise, for example the patency of peripheral iridotomies, and blebs in trabeculectomies etc.