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Glossary for Benign lung Tumor

  • Atelectasis: Collapse of lung tissue affecting part or all of one lung. Atelectasis may be an acute or chronic condition. In acute atelectasis, the lung has recently collapsed and is primarily notable only for airlessness. In chronic atelectasis, the affected area is often characterized by a complex mixture of airlessness, infection, widening of the bronchi, destruction and scarring.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Hemoptysis: A condition which is characterized by the coughing up of blood or blood stained sputum
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Respiratory system tumors:
  • Severe cough: Acute or persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
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