bullous emphysema


bullous emphysema
single or multiple large cystic alveolar dilatations of lung tissue; see also paraseptal e. Called also cystic e.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bullectomy — Resection of a bulla; helpful in treating some forms of bullous emphysema, in which giant bullae compress functioning lung tissue. * * * bul·lec·to·my (bə lekґtə me) [bulla + ectomy] excision of a bulla, especially one of the giant ones …   Medical dictionary

  • reduction pneumoplasty — surgical removal of nonfunctional lung tissue in cases of advanced emphysema, such as bullectomy in bullous emphysema where giant bullae are compressing the functional lung tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumothorax — /nooh meuh thawr aks, thohr , nyooh /, n. Pathol. the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity. [1815 25; < NL; see PNEUMO , THORAX] * * * ▪ pathology       condition in which air accumulates in the pleural space, causing it to expand and… …   Universalium


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