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100 Possible Causes for Limited Chest Expansion

  • Retrobulbar Neuritis

    He was referred to the rheumatology clinic where inflammation of the back, lumbar motion limitations, and limited chest expansion were detected.[journals.lww.com]

  • Jarcho-Levin Syndrome

    […] visible chest expansion requiring mechanical ventilation.[jcnonweb.com] chest expansion; all consistent with a clinical diagnosis of JLS with thoracic insufficiency.[jcnonweb.com] […] classical features of this syndrome including vertebral segmentation defects, typical costo-vertebral fusion defects and scoliosis resulting in small thoracic volume and limited[jcnonweb.com]

  • Atelectasis

    Esophageal dilation is a rare complication of scleroderma and CREST syndrome. A case of atelectasis secondary to right inferior bronchus compression by a massively dilated esophagus is described. The authors are unaware of any previous cases of atelectasis secondary to esophageal dilation in scleroderma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

    Thoracic muscles: Limited chest expansion, leading to difficulty breathing. [2] In addition to stiffness, SPS produces painful and disabling muscle spasms in response to certain[physio-pedia.com]

  • Harlequin Ichthyosis

    Movement is restricted, and respiratory insufficiency results from limited chest expansion and sometimes coexistent skeletal deformity.[ijpd.in]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Pulmonary hypertension secondary to respiratory disease most often occurs as a complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which currently constitutes one of the leading causes of death. Some patients with hypoxaemia reveal "out of proportion" pulmonary hypertension with inappropriate increase of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis ( DISH ) is a condition characterized by abnormal calcification/bone formation (" hyperostosis ") of the soft tissues surrounding the joints of the spine, and also the peripheral or appendicular skeleton. [1] In the spine, there is bone formation along the anterior longitudinal[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Harlequin Type Ichthyosis

    Movement is restricted, and respiratory insufficiency results from limited chest expansion and sometimes coexistent skeletal deformity.[ijpd.in]

  • Pulmonary Disorder

    […] wall The higher up the vertebral column the greater the problem in the respiratory system Ankylosing Spondylitis respiratory system is affected by limited chest expansion[prezi.com] Abnormality is found at the neuromuscular junction Chest Wall Deformities Abnormalities in the chest wall cause problems with breathing Kyphoscoliosis Bony deformity of the chest[prezi.com]

  • Asthma

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease is one of the most common comorbidities in patients with asthma. Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be linked to difficult-to-control asthma. Current management includes gastric acid suppression therapy and surgical antireflux procedures. The LINX procedure is a novel surgical[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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