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Band Opacities In The Left Lower Zone
What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?
What does it mean "homogenous opacity is seen in left basal zone with obliteration of left CP angle and opacity along left chest wall"?
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall. ...Read more
Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?
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
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
It means: This is likely a benign incidental finding of no concern, a small calcified remnant of a remote inflammatory process. ...Read more
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
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
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
A small pleural-based wedge-shaped opacity in the posterior basal right lower lobe, 7 mm in thickness, 26 mm in width, 16 mm craniocaudally means what?
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
As per X-ray report "a smooth round opacity at left side of pelvis-likely to be phlebolith". What does it mean?
Nothing bad: A phlebolith is calcification in the wall of a vein. They are very common in the pelvis and cause no harm at all. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
7months in TB treatment now left CP angle visible in xray less opacity but a circular shadow at spot of pleural effusion n I have pain there too?
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
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
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
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- What is treatment of small opacity in right lower zone?
- Left lower lung opacities and infection
- Ground glass opacity left lower lobe
- Patchy opacity in right mid zone
- Lower lobe opacity
- Ground glass opacity in right lower lobe
- Triangular subpleural opacity right lower lobe mean
- Scarringin the left midlund zone
- Streaky left lower lobe opacity