Lungs and Chest

Cancer which starts in trachea (windpipe), bronchus (main airway) or in lung tissue is called lung cancer. Lung cancer is a condition which involves uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within these regions. Moreover, these abnormal cells are unable to develop as healthy lung tissue & therefore rapidly divide so as to form into masses called tumors. Causes of Lung Cancer Smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer known so far. Almost 86 percent of...
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Cancer is a problem affecting billions of patients across the world in different areas of the body. One of the most common types of cancer is lung cancer, also referred to as ‘lung carcinoma’. It is a tumor that worsens & continues to spread if it is not prevented or provided proper cure. It has been generally observed that it appears after the age of 40 years. It is more pronounced among men than in...
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AIRWAY MANAGEMENT IN A PATIENT WITH HUGE THYROID Airway management of a patient with a huge thyroid swelling is a real challenge to the anaesthetist. The anaesthetic concerns and  the  management of airway are discussed here. 60 year old female patient is admitted to the A&E department with history of neck swelling and stridor. She is a known case of medullary carcinoma thyroid with lymph node metastases. The patient assumed a sitting position as stridor exacerbated...
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