Dr. Antonio Cantó Armengod
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 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 per 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)
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. ...
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. ...
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure which involves making a hole in the windpipe through the neck and place a tube to function as airway. This type of surgery is indicated for people with respiratory difficulties caused by foreign bodies obstructing the airways, local injuries (neck or mouth), inherited abnormalities, cancer in the neck or aspiration smoke or corrosive materials. If the tracheostomy is temporary, the tube is removed and the wound heals quickly, but if it is permanent, the hole remains open. The patient may need several days to adapt to breathing through the tube and, at first, will struggle to make sounds and communicate. If the tube is permanent, usually require therapy to learn to talk. In addition, the patient and family must learn to take care of the tracheostomy tube (aspiration and cleaning). After surgery, the patient will take about two weeks to fully recover from surgery. ...
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