Wednesday, December 30, 2009
When we picked Sol up from her scope appointment at AVS we got to see pictures of her airway taken with the scope. I thought I would share the pictures with everyone as I think they give a pretty good idea of what the specialists can see with the scope.
Below is a grouping of three separate pictures taken by the scope. The two pictures on the top are of the area of Sol's airway where it branches off to her lungs. The third picture is from the middle of the trachea. You can see a slight collapse in the third picture, but the first two show just how bad the collapse is by her lungs. The airways around the branch should be circular. I have highlighted the collapsed areas as best as I could in the annotated picture below. Obviously the circles are not drawn to scale, but you get the idea. The airways should have a circular shape rather than an oblong shape.