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Tiny Blebs on CT scan

 
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Had blebs on CT scan and did your SP recur?
Yes
66%
 66%  [ 2 ]
No
33%
 33%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 3


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Trainee Blebber


Joined: 30 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Tiny Blebs on CT scan
 
Hi all,

My husband had his 1st SP(Right Lung complete collapse) on April 7,2009. He had chest tube drainage and is feeling normal now. He consulted a Pulmonologist just to find out why it happened. And now the CT scan shows few tiny blebs on both lung apices.My concern is whether he needs to have a surgery at this point or should we've to wait to see if it recur?

Please reply..

Thanks
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Doctorized Blebber


Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 210
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject:
 
Hello Sgps,

There is a good % that it might happen once more BUT. Most of us have small ones pop from time to time. They have learned that As long as the lung is not in danger and the person is getting oxygen to the blood ok. They let you just the air be absorbed back into your system or passed as gas. Laughing
Most Doctors see if the lung collapses once more to make a call on surgery if it is needed.
I am sorry to say that most.. about 80% with blebs do get the surgery after the 2nd collapse that are over 20% or more of the lung.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject:
 
Thanks a lot. We keep our fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject:
 
Hi all,

I see that someone did vote a 'No' on the poll...I was just curious when did you have your 1st SP?
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