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Doctor insights on: Band Opacities In The Left Lower Zone

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What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

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 area.
Could be fluid=effusion, or blood or scar.
The density varies with the nature of the fluid. ...Read more

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I have a linear opacity within the lower left lung field compatible with minimal atelectasis?

I have a linear opacity within the lower left lung field compatible with minimal atelectasis?

Don't worry: These are incidental benign findings. Quit smoking if u smoke. Atelectasis could be due to residual effects of pneumonia, heart failure, pneumothorax, exposure to chemicals/irritants etc. Follow up with your dr for any concerns! ...Read more

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Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Need more info: First step would be to compare to an old cxr. If no previous cxr for comparison then consider f/u in 6 weeks or ct scan of chest if the patient has risk factors. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

It could: Be a number of things, from innocuous to serious, but more details would are necessary to narrow it down. For example, what is the size? ...Read more

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What is meant by left subchondriacsoft tissue opacity?

What is meant by left subchondriacsoft tissue opacity?

Needs location: Very vague and not properly phrased. "Subchondriac" soft tissue opacity sounds very strange. Very likely to be some sort of artifact. Please, specify the location, aka. Chest, leg, arm, etc. ...Read more

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Hi. I just had a medical examination 2 weeks ago. I found out that my medical findings was "Left apical sparse linear opacity". What does it mean?

Hi. I just had a medical examination 2 weeks ago. I found out that my medical findings was "Left apical sparse linear opacity". What does it mean?

Nonspecific: This is a non-specific finding on xray. It can signify that you just recently got over a cough, or may signify that you accidently aspirated while drinking. If you have been ill recently, and your doctor ordered an xray it was likely to determine if you had pneumonia. A linear opacity by itself is not something to be worried about. ...Read more

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I have patchy opacity in the upper left of my lungs due to minimal ptb? What can I do doc?

I have patchy opacity in the upper left of my lungs due to minimal ptb? What can I do doc?

Specialist: An infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist with experience in diagnosing and treating tb would be best to consult. He/she will also review the chest xray with the radiologist who interpreted your films and then recommend any further testing, treatment, or follow-up if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have got my medical test done for Oman but in my medical report Doc has written that Calcified Opacity Left Paratracheal region. What is this. What am I suffereing from. How can I be trated?

Hi Doctor, I have got my medical test done for Oman but in my medical report Doc has written that Calcified Opacity Left Paratracheal region. What is this. What am I suffereing from. How can I be trated?

Lymph node: It most likely means a lymph node that is calcified from an old infection like tuberculosis. You may not be suffering anything at all if it is completely healed (which is likely if it's calcified). However you do need to be tested for active TB. Good luck! ...Read more

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There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?

There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?

Recommendation: This findings should be discussed with your doctor who knows your clinical symptoms. Otherwise it is not professional, and just guessing. My guess is that not looking bad. ...Read more

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Liner opacity is partially visulized in the periphery of the visualized left lung base, likley part of the major fissure rather than a pulmonary node.

Liner opacity is partially visulized in the periphery of the visualized left lung base, likley part of the major fissure rather than a pulmonary node.

Scar vs. Atelectasis: This could be a scar from a previous lung infection or discoid atelectasis, which is collapse of a very small portion of lung frequently due to mucus plugging. This should not cause any symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath (sob). ...Read more

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Chest XRay: There is a tiny left effusion & there is mild retrocardiac ill defined opacity. Left Lung. Explain?

Chest XRay: There is a tiny left effusion & there is mild retrocardiac ill defined opacity. Left Lung. Explain?

See answer: You have some fluid (effusion) in your lung and a type of unknown and not particularly known (ill defined) mass (opacity) behind your heart area (retrocardiac). These findings are not normal and they need to be followed up asap with an examination and further diagnostic testing as well. Seeing a Pulmonologist (Lung specialist) is advisable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base anterior to cysts what does it mean?

See your doctor: Your question could mean a lot depending on your history, you are quite young why did you have a CT? Do you already have any kind of cancer, what Cyst are you talking about>? basically in this situation you should talk to the doctor who ordered your Ct scan as the history matters a lot ...Read more

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CT of ab says "There is groundglass attenuation in the left lung base in addition to curvilinear opacity, may be secondary to pulmonary fibrosis"?

CT of ab says "There is groundglass attenuation in the left lung base in addition to curvilinear opacity, may be secondary to pulmonary fibrosis"?

Pulmonary fibrosis: 58F notes CT findings suggestive or pulmonary fibrosis? Without seeing it can't say but need to now much more about you. 1. Do you smoke? If so stop. 2. Other illnesses? I can consult with you any time I am on. ...Read more

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Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?

Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?

Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more

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The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

Advice: It sounds like you have a complex medical history and a potentially complicated situation. The best advise I can give is to ask the doctor who ordered the x-ray to explain it to you and refer you to the appropriate caregiver. I wish you well. ...Read more