The patient then underwent a left posterior lateral thoracotomy with lysis of an extensive amount of adhesions, EGD, resection of the gastropericardial fistula, repair of the diaphragm with mesh, wedge resection of left lower lung lobe (an atelectatic
nonfunctioning lobe), and repair of the gastric ulcer.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and orbits demonstrated an unexpected atelectatic
left maxillary sinus with a contracted orbital floor and ipsilateral enophthalmos, consistent with silent sinus syndrome (figure).
Recruitment of atelectatic
lung units is an integral goal of mechanical ventilation, but human lungs are not balloons--they are fractal branches and cannot be perfectly inflated with a constant volume at a constant rate.
The uncinate process tip may fuse with the orbital floor or the inferior portion of the lamina papyracea, which is known as an atelectatic
Experience with tympanoplasty for atelectatic
Gas tensions in the atelectatic
alveoli will eventually equal those of mixed-venous blood, i.
First, the spleen has a uniformly homogeneous, echogenic appearance (unlike atelectatic
We know that a collapsed atelectatic
middle ear can be saved by inserting a ventilation tube, if we do it early enough.
Not only are we improving stress and comfort, but we are actually recruiting more atelectatic
areas, which is one of our main goals anyways.
The spontaneous breathing intrinsic to APRV will create diaphragmatic contractions that may enhance the recruitment of atelectatic
alveoli in dependent regions of the lung field.
The tympanic membrane was atelectatic
and was marked by coexisting atrophy and perforation in the inferior quadrants.
Oftentimes, this stinting strategy can greatly improve oxygenation since gas is being exposed to epithelium that it would normally not come into contact with under the lung's atelectatic