bullous emphysema


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Related to bullous emphysema: Giant Bullous Emphysema

bullous emphysema

[′bu̇l·əs ‚em·fə′zē·mə]
(medicine)
Acute overinflation of the lungs due to extreme efforts to inhale to overcome a bronchial obstruction.
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63 Table 8: HRCT Scan Findings in Smokers Upper Lower Both Total Zone Zone Zones Bullous Emphysema 10 -- -- 10(59%) Non bullous Emphysema 03 -- 03 06(35%) Paraseptal Emphysema 05 -- 02 07(41%) Air trapping 03 02 08 13(77%) Table 9: Distribution of Emphysema on HRCT Upper Lower Both Total Zone Zone Zones Emphysema on inspiratory scans 08 -- 04 12 Emphysema on expiratory scn only -- 01 04 05 Emphysema in total 04 01 12 17 (23%) (6%) (71%) Table 10 Author Year of Number of Mean age Mean pack study patients years GURNEY et al 1992 59 58 60 REMY JARDIN et al 1993 98 33 12.
Patients incapacitated with diffuse, bullous emphysema are being treated with laser reduction pneumoplasty.
There's another uncommon form of emphysema called bullous emphysema.