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what idoes apical fibrosis mean

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Scarred lung apices: Causes include: - Sarcoidosis - eosinophilic pneumonia - tuberculosis - cystic fibrosis - ankylosing spondylitis - radiation pneumonitis - pneumoc ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Lung tissue scarring: It is associated with scarring of tissue at the top of the lung.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves. We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Old disease: Suggest scarring from previous old disease. Rest of lung clear means no active disease.
A 50-year-old member asked:
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See below: Pleura is the lining of the lung. It usually is extremely thin. Occasionally, especially after an infection, it may appear thickened on an xray. Bilat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Scarring...: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis means that there is scarring of the lungs and the underlying reason for the scarring is not known. It is typically a slo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many possibilities: This means that when they took a chest x-ray on you, they saw some thickening of the tissues at the top of the lungs. Since it is chronic, it appears ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Many reasons: The pleura thicken for many reasons but most often due to infection or inflammation in the past. That includes many forms of bacteria and virus. The ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
Nothing of concern.: Lung granulomas frequently calcify, indicated non-aggressive nature of these non-malignant masses.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Unrelated: It means that your ekg showed some signs that suggest your left atrial chamber is a bit larger than usual. The LAE stands for left atrial englargement ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
On a CT usually: This refers to a finding seen on x-rays, more specifically ct scans of the chest. It can be seen on plain chest x-rays, but is less reliable. It refer ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
less lung: On chest x-ray or ct, there is less lung tissue seen (emphysema) with larger pockets of air in certain areas (bullous).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Lung nodule: It is a nodule in the edge of the lung. These are frequently benign, but routine follow up is usually recommended to document stability. Macma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Iannone
13 years experience Family Medicine
CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Scar: Within some cancers in breast or lung scarring can occur in certain patterns. Calcium deposits in the scar. Much lung calcification is in benign lesi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
LVH: concentric LVH means that the left ventricular walls are all thickened symmetrically. Sometimes different parts of the wall thicken more than others, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lung cancer: Lung cancer (adenocarcinoma type) that is located on the top part of the lung.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Poor movement: Hypo kinesis means poor movement of the heart muscle. Apical septum is the wall between the right and left side towards the tip of the heart. Mild api ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Hepatitis, fat : usually means that the liver tissue is not uniform - but the affects are wide-spread and no lesions are found. usually this means inflammation or fatt ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
During: Exercise it stress. The blood flow to your heart is decreased. Then at rest the blood flow is normal. So you need to follow with your PCP and set u ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some i ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
27 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart is bigger: Means that one or more of the heart chambers are dilated (enlarged). Usually from volume overload secondary to a shunt (communication or hole between ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
46 years experience Cardiology
Needs evaluation: Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The ath ... Read More
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