Dr. Agustín Benítez Domenech
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Lung cancer is the progressive growth of malignant cells in this vital organ, causing problems in other lung structures, such as the bronchi. It Lung cancer is the progressive growth of malignant cells in this vital organ, causing problems in other lung structures, such as the bronchi. It is diagnosed in a very high percentage among the smoking population and almost always to present an excess of cough, which may be associated with coughing. The presence of a primary tumor can be characterized by dyspnea or shortness of breath, hemoptysis or bloody sputum, and other less common symptoms, such as chest pain, ringing in the side of the chest, and weight loss hoarseness. There are, however, other conditions that could suggest the spread of the cancer to other organs (metastasis). The diagnostic examination is to conduct a series of tests such as chest X-ray, CT (scan) of the chest and abdomen, respiratory function tests (spirometry), blood tests, and some form of biopsy (bronchoscopy, CT-guided percutaneous puncture, VATS, and toratocomía). The treatment to be applied depend on the stage of the cancer extension and the type and size of the tumor is found. According to each case, the treatment will be surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or a combination of all. ...
Pectus excavatum or pectus excavatum deformity is an abnormal rib cage that gives the chest a sunken throughout the area of the sternum appearance. Th Pectus excavatum or pectus excavatum deformity is an abnormal rib cage that gives the chest a sunken throughout the area of the sternum appearance. This deformity is congenital and usually occurs during pregnancy. If this collapse is severe, the patient may experience problems with the heart and lungs, causing difficulties during exercise. ...
Tumors of the chest wall are presented as a package and the most common symptom is usually pain. The most common location is in the ribs. Although we Tumors of the chest wall are presented as a package and the most common symptom is usually pain. The most common location is in the ribs. Although we can find tumors in the scapula, sternum or muscle. Surgery is the most effective for tumor treatment parede chest. Surgical treatment depends on the nature of the tumor. In tumors from benign behavior resection of the lesion is usually carried out respecting the surrounding tissues (skin, muscle, rib arches neighbors). In tumors of malignant nature it is fundametnal make an en bloc resection of tissue injury including neighborhood. Sometimes if the tumor removed once the defect remains is large, it is necessary to be reconstructed with a rigid or semi-rigid prosthesis. In the most common cases, it is not uncommon to have to include tumor resection of the lung, thymus, pericardium or other body part or affixed to intrathoracic tumor. Monitoring after surgery is important, especially for the control of relapses. ...
Chylothorax is the presence of lymphatic fluid in the pleural cavity, ie between the chest wall and the lung. A rare variant of pleural effusion is c Chylothorax is the presence of lymphatic fluid in the pleural cavity, ie between the chest wall and the lung. A rare variant of pleural effusion is considered. It can be traumatic and non-traumatic, depending on the cause of chylothorax. ...
Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs and sternum. It is very painful and causes a sharp pain in the chest that can move into the stomach. One usually disappears within days or weeks. ...
Hemothorax is the presence of blood in the pleural cavity that is, between the chest wall and the lung. The most common cause is chest trauma. To perform the treatment, first we have to stabilize the patient and then the bleeding stopped and the blood and air in the pleural space are extracted. ...
Infectious diseases (tuberculosis)
Pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and chest cavity. The body produces pleural fluid in small amounts to lubricate the surfaces of the pleura, the thin tissue that lines the chest cavity and surrounds the lungs. A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of this fluid. They can be of two types. Transudative pleural effusions are caused by fluid leaking into the pleural space, which is caused by high pressure in the blood vessels or low protein content in the blood. The most common cause is congestive heart failure. Exudative effusions are caused by blocked blood vessels or lymph vessels, inflammation, lung injury and tumors. The goal of treatment is to remove the liquid, it becomes evtiar to accumulate and determine the cause of accumulation. The removal of fluid (thoracentesis) can be performed if there is a lot of this and is causing pressure in the chest, shortness of breath or other breathing problems, such as low oxygen levels. Removing the fluid allows the lung to expand, making breathing easier. ...
Pulmonary emphysema is an obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) characterized by curative treatment without destroying the walls of the alveoli (the branches of the lungs where the exchange of oxygen between the inspired air and the blood is performed), which causes a decrease respiratory function and progressive lung destruction. Its main manifestations are shortness of breath shortness of breath (especially when you're active and exercise is done) and cough. Among the most common causes of emphysema are: consumption of snuff extended in time; environmental and occupational factors, such as exposure to chemicals or toxic gas emissions; the elderly, especially in the male, and in the case of a history of chronic bronchitis, asthma and deficiency of a protein called alpha-1antritipsina (responsible for protecting the lungs from inflammation caused by infections or inhalations). Medical treatment is palliative and includes support for smoking cessation, bronchodilators, antibiotics, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation exercises, lung volume reduction by surgery, and lung transplantation. ...
The chest pain is a pain in the front of the chest that may be a symptom of many diseases: heart disease, such as acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pericarditis; respiratory infectious type, such as influenza, pneumonia; nerve, such as anxiety attacks; osteoarticular and muscle u. However, keep in mind that despite the feeling severe pain in the chest, often the causes are not dangerous to the health of the individual. Since the cause of chest pain can be multiple, to avoid any mishap, it is essential quick reference to specialist for immediate treatment, in case it is needed. ...
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