Explanation Of The Results Of Radiological Examination?
Tonight, I want to ask, my brother has already done an examination, and the results of or conclusions from the results of a radiological examination stated “SUGESTIVE MASS LEFT MASS UP WITH LEFT ATELECTATION” What do you mean? Thank you in advance, good night !!
Hello Lili, thanks for asking.
Atelectasis is a condition in which one lung or one lung segment is deflated or does not expand. Normal lungs have small sacs (alveoli) in them that function to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Atelectasis conditions cause the alveoli cannot be used as a means of air exchange. As a result, someone with atelectasis will lack oxygen in their blood. Lack of oxygen will cause the body's tissue cells can not carry out its functions.
Atelectasis is divided into two major types, namely:
- obstructive atelectasis. There is a blockage that closes the airway so that oxygen from the outside cannot enter the lungs and the carbon dioxide in the alveoli is reabsorbed by the body. Lung deflated and does not work. Blockages can be caused by mucus, blood, foreign bodies, tumors. Blockages can occur in the throat or smaller respiratory tract.
- non obstructive atelectasis. Occurs due to the presence of fluid, blood, air, or mass in the lung wall pressing against the lungs, due to bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, due to scar tissue in the lungs.
Symptoms of atelectasis vary depending on the cause and extent of the affected lung area. Common symptoms are shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, sometimes accompanied by bluish lips. How to overcome atelectasis is to find out the cause and eliminate the cause.
You should consult directly with the treating doctor to find out the next step. Do not delay the examination because it will aggravate the symptoms and complicate recovery.
Such information from me, hopefully helped. Regards.