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Related to bullous emphysema: Giant Bullous Emphysema
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.
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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.
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bullous emphysemaAcute 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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