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VEDEO -ASSISTED BULLECTOMIES

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.

 

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PNEUMO-THORAX  ?

  • Sharp pain in chest or shoulder that worsens on deep breathing or coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal flaring 
  • Bluish discoloration of skin due to oxygen deficiency
  • Light headedness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue

HOW PNEUMOTHORAX IS DIAGNOSED ?

  • Arterial blood gases 
  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Thoracoscopic surgery for Pneumothorax

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THORACOSCOPIC SURGERY FOR PNEUMOTHORAX  ?

  • Faster recovery
  • Only few hours or overnight hospitalization
  • Earlier ambulation
  • Sooner return to work
  • Very less pain during and after the procedure
  • Smaller incisions without any cut on abdominal muscles
  • Negligible risks and complications
  • Less chances of wound infection
  • High success rateBetter chance of breathing normally
  • Better quality of life