A lung bullae can be caused by loss or damage of tissue in the lung; conditions such as emphysema or cancer could cause such internal tissue damage, according to Boston Medical Center. A bullae is an air-filled sac that sits along the lining of the lung.Continue Reading
A bullae can only be detected by a radiological method. A doctor will be able to perform an x-ray or a CAT scan to decide if a bullae is present. These tests will be ordered when a person has any symptoms of a bullae. People who have soreness of the chest, difficulty breathing in, overall fatigue and a bloated feeling may have a bullae on one of their lungs. These bullae often do not occur on their own and are the result of illness or injury in the area of the lung.
When a bullae is present and ruptures, it can cause a condition known as pneumothorax. This condition can be fatal and can lead to the function of the lungs being decreased. This condition can cause the lung to have a persistent air leak, can cause shock and can also lead to cardiac arrest. People who have experienced bullae should be closely monitored by their doctors to ensure they are not experiencing pneumothorax.Learn more about Human Anatomy
Interstitial lung disease is a disease that causes inflammation to the deep tissue within the lungs, eventually resulting in damage, as noted by the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus. Interstitial lung disease can develop for unknown reasons, but may also be caused by radiation treatment to the chest, autoimmune disease and exposure to hazardous materials, such as silica dust, asbestos, cotton dust and coal dust.Full Answer >
A spiculated lesion is a lung mass that contains linear strands that extend into the tissue of the lung but not into the pleural margin. It is consistent with a diagnosis of lung cancer, Cancer Network explains.Full Answer >
Dogs with primary lung cancer can generally live up to one year after surgical removal of the mass in their lungs, provided the disease has not spread to the lymph nodes or other tissue, reports Canine Cancer. However, the dog's life expectancy is affected by the type of cancer, whether the dog was showing symptoms, and how advanced the cancer was at the time of surgery.Full Answer >
Symptoms of lung cancer include a cough that does not go away; chest pain that is made worse by coughing, breathing or laughing; hoarseness; loss of appetite and weight loss; coughing up blood or sputum that is rust in color; fatigue and weakness and shortness of breath. A new onset of wheezing or infections like pneumonia or bronchitis that come back or never go away are also symptoms of lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.Full Answer >