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pleural thickening with calcification along the posterior and medial aspect of the right lower lobe in the lung what does this mean

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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
If : If it is truly calcified, then it means you have nothing to worry about. A granuloma is an area of inflammation or low-grade infection. Once the infe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Future evaluation: Nodules can be very common in the chest. A lot of the decision of what to do with your nodule depends on your smoking history. If you have never smok ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Acupuncture: Acupuncture, chinese medicine and homeopathy will be my best suggestions for long term healing.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It means: that you have had previous lung infections/damage....STOP SMOKING NOW! A word to the wise.... Hope it's helpful Dr Z
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Density on xray: On the views of the chest x-ray or ct there is density at the base of the left lung cavity junction with the diaphragm costo-phrenic angle is that ar ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: Specifically without reading the whole report and reading exactly the context as to which this sentence was made in and what they were looking at (mus ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Yes: Although it was 20 years ago, it is possible to have areas of lung that are not fully aerated on a chronic type basis. Often called atelectasis. This ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is difficult: to tell based on limited info. The differential of soft tissue calcification is extensive. CPPD is a potential etiology but there are many others, in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Not really: An arachnoid cyst is most likely a congenital anomaly and can be an incidental finding. It only has clinical relevance if related to neurologic signs ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid mass: None, there is no connection.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of l ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mediastinal and: hilar enlargement generally imply enlarged lymph nodes in those regions. There are numerous causes of enlarged lymph nodes. You need to talk to your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Air space disease: The term airspace disease is generally used to indicate a problem involving the alveoli or air sacs in the lungs. These alveoli can fill up with flui ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Should be followed: This depends on the size of the area of concern. Also, is there any contrast enhancement associated with it? If there is, that is more concerning. Som ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
You need to proceed: with the work up for this abnormal finding.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hypoechoic nodule: The nodules you describe are quite small and most likely cause little, if any, harm. If you feel OK and your thyroid lab levels are OK do not be dist ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Humeral Cysts: Cystic changes are seen in the head of the humerus on MRI scan of the mature shoulder in the bone marrow of the greater tuberosity where the rotator c ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Lundell
26 years experience Radiology
Brain MR: It is difficult to answer your question without looking at the entire MRI. Increased signal intensity on T2 and FLAIR means that there is a bright reg ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The cyst is: an "incidental" finding of no clinical significance..the "reactive marrow and sclerosis indicates relatively RECENT INJURY to the hip joint or early d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
40 years experience Pain Management
Abnormal joint: This means the cartilage lining the surface of your femur bones is not normal. You will have to look at ways to improve your body's ability to grow ne ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: p ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Scarring: Essentially both findings relate to scarring of part of the kidney, possibly due to an old infection or other prior insult to the kidney.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activi ... Read More
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