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What Idoes Apical Fibrosis Mean
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 slowly progressive disease, typically over years. At the final stages, consideration of a lung transplant can be made so avoid smoking to insure that you would be a candidate, if it progresses to that stage. ...Read more
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 to have been there for awhile. This could be a result of scarring from pneumonia or lung inflammations in the post or ongoing. A thorough history and examination, while may not reveal a cause, could r/o something more serious. See a doctor. ...Read more
My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?
Non specific: apical pleural thickening is non specific but can mean possible previous infection, most common is tuberculosis. Hyperaeration if a real finding is seen in asthma and COPD. Sometimes patients when told to take a deep breathe can over cooperate and simulate hyperaeration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 refers to a more prominent appearance of the normally very slight, nearly invisible linear markings near the periphery of your lungs. It can be caused by many things. "fibrosis" or scarring is the most concerning, but by no means the only cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
XR or CT: This diagnosis is specific findings seen in imaging only and can not be made on clinical basis alone. It means there are destroyed areas in the lung that cause coalescence of the walls of the alveoli and instead of small spaces, we see the big spaces or bags of air with less total surface area and by their sizes can push on other areas of the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Macmahon h, austin j, gamsu, g, et al: guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on ct scans: a statement from the fleischner society. Radiology 2005; 237:395-400. ...Read more
Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?
CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid accumulation around the blood vessels show up from the pressure buildup. This is not an infection, unlike pneumonia. The concern for you is to identify why someone of your age would have CHF in the first place. See your doc asap to address this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LVH: concentric LVH means that the left ventricular walls are all thickened symmetrically. Sometimes different parts of the wall thicken more than others, this is not the case in concentric type. ...Read more
Lung adenoCA at apex: Adenocarcinoma is originated from epithelial tissues which has glandular (with secretory property) and malignant appearance. It is the most common type of lung cancer. When it is located at the 'apex' of the lung, that means at the tip of the upper portion of the lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more
Recent stress test shows mild ischemia anterobasally and distal apical laterally. What does it mean exactly?
Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more
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 atheroma is a marker of vascular disease and again can be followed up. Need to see your physician re both af these, but not a cause for panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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