WHAT IS A BULLAE ?
Bullae is a localised enlargement of a small portion of lung , common in bullous disease of lung, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency,obstructive lung diseases and restrictive lung diseases. If it ruptures,lead to a condition called pneumothorax where ,air gets collected inside the chest cavity and the lung gets collapsed. The resultant breathlessness and hypoxia can be life threatening.
WHAT IS PNEUMO-THORAX ?
Pnemothorax is collection of air between the lung tissues and the chest cavity. This happen following rupture of a bullae, rupture of a tuberculous focus or fallowing trauma. The resultant fall in blood oxygen level can be life -threatening.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PNEUMO-THORAX ?
HOW PNEUMOTHORAX IS DIAGNOSED ?
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THORACOSCOPIC SURGERY FOR PNEUMOTHORAX ?