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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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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


Dr. Sanober Butt
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Please can you explain how lungs become scarred ?

Please can you explain how lungs  become scarred ?

Multiple causes: Causes include chronic lung infections, certain arthritis like lupus/rheumatoid arthritis/scleroderma etc /certain medications and idiopathic ( unknown) cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Neal Edelson
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mele
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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I have a lung scars. It is possible to heal my scars?

I have a lung scars. It is possible to heal my scars?

No.: A scar is what you are left with once things have healed. It doesn't get any better than that. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
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What is a lung scar?

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

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix is also known as Scars. A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more


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