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Reduced Total Lung Capacity

 
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Overview

Reduced TLC (<80% predicted) indicates restrictive disease.
  • Causes of Reduced Total Lung Capacity

  • Parenchymal disease - pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, atelectasis
  • Pleural disease - pleural effusion, pneumothorax
  • Chest wall deformity - kyphosis, scoliosis, morbid obesity
  • Neurologic / neuromuscular / muscular disorder - motor neurone disease, Guillain-Barre, muscular dystrophy, myaesthenia gravis
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