Various Radiographic (X-Ray) Representations Of Emphysematous Lungs In Respiratory Disorders
Understanding The X-rays
Emphysema together with Chronic Bronchitis form the ailment: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Cigarette smoking is the major cause of COPD and is related to the daily average of cigarettes smoked and years spent smoking. Most smokers will eventually develop abnormal lung function if they continue to smoke. This hub is aimed at showing graphical representations in form of x-rays to show the COPD manifestations, especially in Emphysema.
1. All X-ray photos here are from DFM E-Group, in the photo and X-ray section.
2. Notes and explanations: Wikipedia, Essentials of Clinical Medicine by Kumar and Clark's, Medicinenet and Mayor's Clinic.
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