Glossary for Pneumothorax
Medical terms related to Pneumothorax or mentioned in this section include:
- Acute mercury inhalation: Inhalation of mercury vapor can lead to serious symptoms and even death if sufficient quantities are inhaled. Mercury inhalation is more likely in confined or poorly ventilated spaces. Mercury from a broken thermometer can lead to symptoms if it occurs in a confined space.
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition characterized by the production of thick sticky mucus by the mucus glands in the lungs, intestines, liver and pancreas. The condition is most often diagnosed in children or young adults but occasionally, relatively mild symptoms may lead to frequent misdiagnosis or no diagnosis at all unless the symptoms become worse. The condition may be misdiagnosed as emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis. It is usually females with a mild form of the disease who tend to be diagnosed at a later age.
- Adult respiratory distress syndrome: A condition which is characterized by fulminant pulmonary interstitial alveolar oedema.
- Anaesthesia: loss of sensations
- Asthma: A condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnoea
- Bilateral Renal Agenesis: Failure of both kidneys to from during embryogenesis.
- Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: A rare inherited disorder that affects the skin and results in an increased risk of certain skin tumors called fibrofolliculomas which are benign.
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
- COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
- Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
- Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: An often asymptomatic chronic lung disease caused by inhaling coal tust which then deposits in the lungs. Also called black lung disease, anthracosis or miner's pneumoconiosis.
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Decompression sickness: Condition from overly rapid decompression, especially when diving.
- Ehlers danlos syndrome: An inherited disorder of the connective tissue causing it to become weak and fragile. Connective tissue is found in skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and hence all of these may be affected by weakness
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: An inherited disorder of the connective tissue causing it to become weak and fragile. Connective tissue is found in skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and hence all of these may be affected by weakness
- Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
- Endometriosis: Misplaced uterus tissue causing scar tissue.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Fistula: The abnormal passage between two internal organs
- Flail Chest: abnormal movement of a portion of the chest wall
- Flail chest: abnormal movement of a portion of the chest wall
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: A condition which is characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells
- Lung abscess: The formation of a localized collection of puss in a cavity in the lungs
- 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 infection: Any infection that occurs in the lung
- Lung inflammation: Inflammation that occurs in the lung
- Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
- Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A very rare progressive disease where an unusual type of muscle cell (smooth muscle) infiltrates the lungs which eventually obstructs the flow of air through the lungs. The cause is unknown and generally occurs in women of child bearing age.
- Marfan syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
- Marfan's syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
- Meconium aspiration syndrome: A condition that occurs when an infant suffers respiratory distress following birth due to the presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid.
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Occupational Cancer -- Mesothelioma: Occupational exposure to asbestos can increase the risk of developing mesothelioma.
- Pleuropulmonary blastoma: A type of tumor that originates from precursor cells or blasts (immature or embryonic tissue) in the lungs or covering of the lungs.
- Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
- Polycythemia vera: Polycythemia vera refers to a condition in which there is an abnormal rise n the number of blood cells, especially red blood cells.
- Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: A group of inherited, progressive connective tissue disorders affecting the skin, eyes and cardiovascular system. The condition is characterized by calcium deposits in the connective tissue which affects its ability to function. Some cases remain undiagnosed to the mildness of symptoms.
- Pulmonary edema: A condition which is characterized by engorgement of the pulmonary vessels and transudation of fluid into the alveoli
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Raynaud's disease: It is a reversible ischemia of the peripheral arterioles. It is a painful sensation affecting the fingers and toes associated with whitening or redness
- Raynaud's phenomenon: A condition where the body extremities sweat and turn blue and cold. Exposure to cold, emotional stress and smoking may trigger the condition. Also known as acrocyanosis.
- Renal agenesis, bilateral: A rare congenital malformation where the kidneys don't develop during the fetal stage resulting in insufficient amniotic fluid.
- Respiratory infections: Any infection that occurs to the respiratory system
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Respiratory-Bronchiolitis-associated Interstitial Lung Disease: A relatively uncommon form of lung inflammation that has no apparent cause though the majority of patients have a history of smoking. Symptoms tend to develop over a period of six months to one and a half years.
- Rib fracture: A fracture of the ribs
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Scleroderma, systemic: A rare autoimmune connective tissue disease where the body attacks parts of the body and causes scarring and thickness of the tissue. In the systemic form, the skin and organs are involved.
- Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep
- Sudden onset of pneumothorax:
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Whooping Cough: An infectious condition caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis
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