Pneumonia is an infection of lung tissue mainly caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. There are constellations of clinical features suggestive of pneumonia such as high fever, cough, cold, chills, chest pain etc. However, one symptom which many people are …

Hypoplasia is medical terminology which means arrested development of an organ or part of an organ. Pulmonary hypoplasia is a condition in which there is incomplete development of one or both the lung tissue when the baby is in the …

People working in certain occupations and industries are always at risk of exposure to certain harmful substances. These harmful elements can be in the form of dust, fumes and gasses. Since lung has wide area surface, rich blood flow and …

Pulmonary veno occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare complex clinical disease responsible for pulmonary hypertension in the arteries of lungs. This condition in past was referred by various names such as pulmonary venous sclerosis, venous pulmonary hypertension etc. The condition …

Pulmonary paraganglioma is extremely rare benign lung tumor. Paraganglioma are tumors originating from parasympathetic nerve ganglions. Usually paraganglions are present in head, neck, mediastinum of lung, bladder etc. Pulmonary paraganglioma occur in the lung or in the midiastinum (space between …

Pneumothorax is a lung disease characterized by accumulation of air in the pleural space. It is the space between lung and the wall of chest. Presence of air in pleural cavity compresses the lung tissue and compromises lung elasticity leading …

Byssinosis is an occupational lung disease caused due to frequent exposure of cotton, hemp and flex dust. This rare disease is also known as brown lung disease. The symptom manifestation of this disease is similar to asthma. People who work …

Lung is a vital organ of the body where exchange of gases occurs. Circulating blood is saturated with oxygen that we breathe in the lungs. At the same time carbon dioxide is breathed out through lungs. Lungs lie within the …

Benign lung tumors are abnormal growth in lungs and air passages that are non cancerous. They do not spread or infiltrate in nearby tissue or to distant organ of the body. Benign lung tumors are not dangerous or life threatening. …

Human lungs are susceptible to potentially harmful substances at work in certain occupations and in the environment. The substances can be in the form of dust, gasses, fumes and smoke. Since lung has wide surface area, rich blood flow and …

Lungs are vital respiratory organ in many air breathing animals including human beings. There are two lungs in humans, each located in the rib cage on either side of heart. Main function of lungs is to transport oxygen from the …

Punctured lung is a serious condition of lung caused due to traumatic injury. As the name suggests the lung can get punctured if some sharp object penetrates the chest cavity. Sharp knife, bullet injury, traumatic rib fractures are few important …

The word atelectasis pertains to lung condition in which one or more area of lung is partially or completely collapsed. The tiny air sacs (alveoli) do not inflate properly in the affected part of the lung. Atelectasis often develops as …

Atelectasis is defined as collapse of lung. It can be either complete shrinkage of the lung or of a small part of the lung. Collapse of lung restricts the function of lung. Atelectasis develops when the tiny alveoli in the …

The pain arising due to inflammation of pleura is called pleuritic chest pain. Pleura is a medical name of the membrane surrounding lungs. It is made up of two layers; the inner membrane acts as a protective layer while the …