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what is the difference between lung nodule and lung fibrosis

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Differentterminology: Nodule is growth which could be benign or malignant. Fibrosis is hardening of lung tissue.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pleural/subpleural: A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure.The thin space between the two pleural layers is k ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No difference: They are two terms for the same thing. The smallest size detectable depends on the type of CT scanner and the technical parameters of the scan. A high ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: A 1 mm difference in the size of a lesion imaged by two different scans (or even in 2 sequential scans done by the same machine) is usually of no sign ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
COPD: Is destructive lung disease, divided into chronic bronchitis and emphysems. It is measured by pft's: tests that determmine volumes and speed of movin ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Big difference: Emphysema is damage to the alveoli, the oxygen transferring areas on the lung. Lung cancer is a mass of malignant cells but do not directly affect th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cause and Effect: Lung disease can be caused by many factors like cigarette smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Lung injury could occur from lung di ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different: Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Pneumonia copd emphysema other infections pneumothorax are all lung disease. Cancer is malignant growth of some cell type squamous adeno smal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Clinic vrs Pathol. : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the name given to a not reversable clinical condition when the patient experiences difficulty to breathe with ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Not much: Collapsed lung is called atelectasis which could be secondary to pneumothorax, mucous plug or tum etc or infections, .
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A member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Pulmonary fibrosis is, generally speaking, scarring of the lungs. Certain types progress faster than others. There is no such thing as pulmonary steno ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same result: The end result of some interstitial lung disease is the same even though the causes are different.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Grades of the same: Atelectasis (from the latin for imperfect extension) can refer to collapse of a small portion of the lung (called a segment or subsegment) or to colla ... Read More
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
CXR: A pneumothorax will appear as a black space. Its a dropped decompressed lung. Emphysema will appear as hyperinflated lung. Rib counting will help y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
PTX vs. Pulm Edema: Pulmonary edema can be though of as backed up fluid in the lungs, usually due to diseases involving the heart or the lung. Pneomothorax can be thought ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Sputum :): In chronic bronchitis cough is very prevalent and typically productive of sputum. The classic definition is daily productive cough for 3 months out o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Infection vs Fluid: Accumulation. Pneumonia means you have an infection in your lungs. Where as pulmonary edema reflects fluid accumulation in your lungs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Totally different: Cystic fibrosis is characterized by abnormal chloride channel function while hemophilia results from a variety of problems with the clotting mechanism ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Similiar: Interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term for many diseases; one of these disease is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or ipf.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Hmm: Besides both of them ending in -is, not much. But cystic fibrosis results from abnormal electrolyte movement across cell membranes in various organs o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Broad definitions: Ruptured lung is leakage of air from damage to lung tissue causing collection of air inside chest cavity, compressing the deflated lung segment & seco ... Read More
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