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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry.

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok.

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What is biapical pleural parenchymal scarring? I also have an elevated d-dimer, a spleen cyst (8cm) and an abnormal chest xray. Can provide more bac

What is biapical pleural parenchymal scarring? I also have an elevated d-dimer, a spleen cyst (8cm) and an abnormal chest xray. Can provide more bac

Refer to your doctor: Or the doctor who ordered those imaging studies and blood tests, should be explained within a clinical context, cannot give any advice based on such truncated information, you can use HealthTap Prime for virtual consult if you wish to have an advice and / or a discussion of your case, good luck

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Is having scarred lungs deadly if infection long ago?

Is having scarred lungs deadly if infection long ago?

No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly.

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Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor.

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars.

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Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Yes: Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, exposure to scalding fumes or disease processes like sarcoidosis as well as many other things. Yes lung tissue is really very fragile and susceptible to injury.

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good.

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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction.

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How to remove my lung scar so I can work?

Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so.

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Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

It's possible: There is precedence for scar turning into cancer. On the skin, long-standing scars can develop cancer so it's not out of the realm of possibility. Chronic irritation can contribute to changes. Usually it works in the opposite direction; cancer can mimic scar tissue and may not be diagnosed unless it grows.

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Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Yes: I don't thing there should be any trouble. Occasionaally, scar coulb be secondary to tb, pt should have PPD checked and if positive pt should get treatment, but ther e is no contraindication for work.

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Is there any idea about the scars on my lungs that have found during routine xray?

Old healeinflammatio: Lung scars are often seen on x-rays usually. Are due to infections but not active but left scars sometimes you have to tested for fungal TB and possible rare infections especially if have symptoms.

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I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless.

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis.

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What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

Consult: I would consult with a thoracic surgeon. Scars in the lungs can occur after a previous infection. As long as they remain stable in size, usually they are left alone. You doctor may request you to get additional imaging in the future to follow this lesion.

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Doctor said I had a little scar tissue on my lungs can I feel anything from that?

Usually not: Most people that have scarring from infection or injury do not have any symptoms. If you start to have pain fever or cough you should see your doctor.

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