Removing tumors: A person can survive with only 1 lung if necessary.
Kyphoscoliosis: Aging patient - an arch in the airway which limits air intake (decline in air intake)
Gas exchange - capillary network decreases. Airways lose supporting tiss
Iron deficiency anemia: Symptoms vary depending on the bodys ability to compensate for the
reduced oxygen -carrying capacity.
Reduction in # of RBC in blood causes reduction in the consistency and volume of
blood. The initial compensation of the
Wilms Tumor: 90% cure rate. Is on kidney. Requires surgery. Also known as neuroblastoma.
Occurs with certain birth defects including: urinary tract abnormalities, absence of the iris,
enlargement of one side of the body. More common among siblings and twi