bullous emphysema


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Related to bullous emphysema: Giant Bullous Emphysema

bul·lous em·phy·se·ma

emphysema in which the enlarged airspaces are 1 to several cm in diameter, often visible on chest radiographs. Thin-walled air sacs, under tension, compress pulmonary tissue, either single or multiple; sometimes amenable to surgical resection with improvement in pulmonary function.

bul·lous em·phy·se·ma

(bul'ŭs em'fi-sē'mă)
Emphysema in which the enlarged airspaces are up to several cm in diameter, often visible on chest radiographs. Thin-walled air sacs under tension compress pulmonary tissue, either single or multiple.

bullous emphysema

Acute overinflation of the lungs with breakdown of the alveoli to form larger air spaces, often due to strong inspiratory efforts to overcome obstruction in the air passages (bronchi).
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There's another uncommon form of emphysema called bullous emphysema. Bullae are large air cysts in the lungs of these patients.
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Since it was originally reported to be associated with emphysema, many believe that PT develops from bullous emphysema (3,4,6) or is reactive to emphysema.