Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Rizalyn Piñera

Department of Internal Medicine, Fatima University Medical Center, Valenzuela, Philippines

  • Case Report   
    A Case of a 68 Year Old Male with Bilateral Giant Bullous Emphysema: A Case Report
    Author(s): Ben Victor Ubalde* and Rizalyn Piñera

    Background: Bullous disorder of the lung is primarily a medical problem. A bulla is an air-filled space of 1 cm in diameter within the lung which has developed because of emphysematous destruction of the lung parenchyma. Eighty percent of patients presenting with bullae have associated pulmonary emphysema, and this entity, therefore, is referred to as bullous emphysema. A bulla that takes up a third or more of the space in and around the affected lung is called a giant bulla. Because of its close association with emphysema, giant bullae are most often found in older patients who smoke or used to smoke. The primary management of Giant bullous emphysema is often surgical. In this case, management involves the use of a minimally invasive surgery or Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS). However, with decreased clinical study outcome, managem.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2161-105X.2021.11.572

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