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Discussion in 'Step I' started by liamjb, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. liamjb


    Sep 5, 2012
    an old patient who has non productive cough and exertional dysnea. xray flattened diaphragm, cardiac silhouette lenghtened and narrowed? what is the changes in his respiratory airway?
    ca in walls, increase secretions, tracheal stenosis??? kindly explain. thanks
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  3. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone 5+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    It's the option you didn't mention.
    B. Distension of air spaces distal to terminal bronchi.

    It's a case of emphysema, the Xray shows hyperinflation. It would be better if you listed all the options in a question you weren't able to answer, to prevent unnecessary confusion.
  4. liamjb


    Sep 5, 2012
    thanks. i truly appreciate it. due to copyright issues i did not put all the choices.

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