reversible b/c as soon as you kill the bacteria this disease will stop but you will have perminant lung damage. restrictive b/c you can't ventilate scar tissue.
what does a lung abscess cause?
necrosis of lung tissue, in extreme cases ends up as a cavity that gets filled with room air. necrosis tissue turns into moosh w/ a hard surface on it.
what does a lung abscess start and progress?
starts out as something that looks like pneumonia (signs & symptoms) as it progresses the tissue starts to die off and can effect all the tissue in the lungs including alveoli. can rupture through the bronchus causing liquid to burst into the pleural wall & cause pleural effusion.
what is the most common cause of lung abscess?
aspiration (gastric fluids or anything else foreign)
what are other causes of lung abscess?
bronchial obstruction that leads to secondary infection or vascular obstruction (blocking off of blood supply), or certain interstitial infections, penetrating chest would (bacteria from knife)
what are anatomic alterations of the lungs w/ a lung abscess?