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Glossary for Bronchogenic carcinoma

  • Adenocarcinoma: A carcinoma derived from/within glandular tissue.
  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Asbestos: Asbestos is a chemical used in a wide range of materials: heat and sound insulation, wall and ceiling panels, pipe insulation, floor tiles, toasters, cements, brake pads, roofing materials and furnaces. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Diaphragmatic paralysis: Diaphragmatic paralysis occurs when the muscles associated with breathing become do weak to function properly. Breathing becomes difficulty and severe cases can result in death if breathing assistance is not delivered. The condition can result from such things as motor neuron disease, trauma and myopathy.
  • Eaton Lambert myasthenic syndrome:
  • Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: A tumour arising in the body which releases excess quantities of ACTH
  • Hoarse: Hoarseness or loss of voice
  • Horner's syndrome: A rare condition caused by damage to the sympathetic nervous system that supply the eye on the affected side of the head.
  • Large cell carcinoma: Large cell carcinoma is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs. This non-small cell lung cancer that represents 10% to 20% of all tumors that start in the bronchi, which are the main branches of the trachea that lead to the lungs.
  • Lung abscess: Pus (abscess) in the lung
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Pancoast's syndrome: Weakness and pain in the shoulder, arm and hand, caused by pressure on the nerves.
  • Pathological fracture: The occurrence of a fracture a bone of the body caused by a disease state
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of numerous benign nodules on the inside lining of the intestinal wall as well as excess skin pigmentation usually around the lips and inner lining of the mouth.
  • Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural spaces.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Pneumothorax: Air in the pleural spaces around the lungs.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory system tumors:
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise


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