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what is ground glass opacity in upper right lung mean

A 91-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moosa Ismael Suleman
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely pulm oedema: You should consult your doctor for a thorough history and physical examination, however the radiology report suggests that the patient has "water in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Neither: good nor bad per se. The atelectatic change may be simply incidental and of little or no significance. There are a number of causes of ground glass ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sarcoid: Sarcoid is a possibility but other pathology is also quite possible
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends: on size of lesions and risk factors such as smoking. However, first follow up scan is typically in 3 months. More scans will follow, usually every 12 ... Read More
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A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Druy
52 years experience Radiology
Inflammation: Ground glass shadow on ct scan usually means an inflammatory process which could be infectious or could be related to interstitial lung disease, of wh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI,etc.So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "op ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Hamidjaja
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infection: It is possible sign of infection of the lung, and one of the possibility is tuberculosis which is a concern based on the country you're from (the Phil ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a pulmonologist: you need a work up to determine the etiology of the abnormality
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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 member asked:
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadi Farzin gohar
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Possible pneumonia: Depends on the situation. Most common reason for densities is infection.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Better: This sounds like your pneumonia is getting better.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
X-ray finding: "ground glass" is a way of describing the appearance of the lungs in certain pathological states. It came into use by radiologists who were trying to ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Opacity: Means anything that replaces normal air filled lung. It might represent pneumonia, airless lung (atelectasis), tumor, fluid, blood, fibrosis, or even ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Cause?: These findings need to be put in perspective by your doctor. He/she can describe them with respect to you and recommend what, if anything, you should ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
I assume: you are referring to a chest xray? "Suspicous densities" is not very specific, but it sounds like you have abnormal findings(e.g. mass,nodule,infiltr ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Follow up: Small nodules are hard to diagnose as biopsy can miss them. Furthermore, it seems there are several in your case. Depending on the size things like p ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
CT scan: Several things can happen in the upper lobes of lungs. First...tuberculosis. Blebs can also occur there. Aspiration pneumonia can present there as ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If you are: talking about a chest xray finding, usually this means a lung scar(from prior infection or trauma) or a small region of atelectasis(collapse), often s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Lung Densities: you need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best posit ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
Depends...: Ground glass opacities on chest x-rays may be due to inflammatory or infectious causes, and occasionally hemorrhage. You may have or previously had a ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The radiologist is: not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is no ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Difficult to say: I would need to know your history and see the films
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Often subjective, it: ... cd be benign or worrisome finding. Patchy opacity means something "more dense than air" is filling up patches (parts) of the lung. It cd be fluid ... Read More

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