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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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%).
(1) It is, however, not pathognomonic, and can occur with bullous emphysema, pneumothorax and dilatation of the distal oesophagus.
Patients incapacitated with diffuse, bullous emphysema are being treated with laser reduction pneumoplasty.