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What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

Depends.: I last 2 years , it must be worked up aggressively with ct/pet scan to rule out tumort could be an old granuloma.But if you are asmoker and this is new nodule which was not present in. ...Read more

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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I had a CT scan which showed a 3-4 mm nodule in the lower left lung. I was a smoker for 40 years. Does that have anything to do with it?

I had a CT scan which showed a 3-4 mm nodule in the lower left lung. I was a smoker for 40 years. Does that have anything to do with it?

Can't Tell Yet: Is the nodule uncalcified? Is this the first time it has been identified? Any prior ct scans? If this is a new finding with no prior scans there will probably be a suggestion to rescan you in 6 months to check for growth. If no change then another scan 12 months after the repeat. Most such nodules are incidental and are sequelae of prior infections. Important to followup though. ...Read more

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(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?

(36 and smoker)What could 3 noncalcified lung nodules sizes 6mm- 4mm left lower lobe be? Found on ct, what would be next step to identify cause?

Many possibilities.: Noncalcified lung nodules are worrisome, especially if you are a smoker (as you have), & more so if you are a "heavy" smoker (based on number of packs per day, & no of yrs that you've smoked). A nodule could be scar tissue, or the effects of an infection or radiation; however, most worrisome, of course, is lung cancer. To identify cause, next step is usually bronchoscopy (scope to look) & biopsy. ...Read more

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Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe. ?

Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe. ?

See below: Such multiple findings as you describe are not uncommon on various imaging studies such as CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis that include the thyroid, lung, liver, and kidneys where small sub-centimeter (<10 mm) nodules are commonly noted which are most often benign and clinically insignificant but which often deserve a follow-up study in 6-12 months. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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CAT scan says branching vessel in left lower lung not nodule. Doctor says nothing to worry about. Any opinions?

CAT scan says branching vessel in left lower lung not nodule. Doctor says nothing to worry about. Any opinions?

Blood vessel: may appear like a nodule at certain angles. They are correct in reassuring byou that this is benign. ...Read more

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My husband had a CT scan of his chest 3 times, all the times it showed something but this time it showed an existing nodule in the right lung and a new nodule measuring 4 mm in the right upper lobe. The left lower has hazy markings. My husband is a former

Need evaluation: He would need further evaluation. The fact that he is a former smoker, still gives him significant risk for lung cancer. I dont know the size of the 1st nodule- if possible, a core biopsy should be done to rule out malignancy. A pet scan also needs to be done if not been done in the past- although however, negative finding on the 2nd nodule will not rule out cancer completely due to its size. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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What does "left lung lower lobe shows a subcm parenchymal nodule with mild tracer update (SUV max 1..8)" mean when doing a whole body PET CT?

What does "left lung lower lobe shows a subcm parenchymal nodule with mild tracer update (SUV max 1..8)" mean when doing a whole body PET CT?

Means...: ...you should probably have a follow-up study to better characterize the lung nodule. Of course, the nodule may be consistent with the reason you underwent a total body PET/CT. ...Read more

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2mm lung nodule lower left lobe - unrelated CT found it - on 1yr fu it's now 4mm. Any reason other than cancer it would grow? I just quit smoking.

2mm lung nodule lower left lobe - unrelated CT found it - on 1yr fu it's now 4mm. Any reason other than cancer it would grow? I just quit smoking.

Benign possibilities: There are many benign causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule. However, with a smoking history, you probably ought to have it biopsied, if possible, or even removed. This is to be certain that this isn't due to an early malignancy whose removal would likely be curative. Kudos to you for smoking cessation; keep up the good work. Good luck! see a cardiothoracic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

I  had breast cancer  a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

While these are: Quite tiny, this appears ominous. It would help to know the facts at dx: tumor size, nodal status; er, pr, her-2-neu status. These would influence probabilities. Some treatment, particularly taxanes, can cause pulmonary findings. Go over this with you team, primarily medical oncologist. ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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My lung xray showed " a slightly dominant nodular debsity in the lower left lobe. Close study reccomended in a few weeks..Then it stated " no acute cardiopulmonary disease noted" . What is that?

My lung xray showed " a slightly dominant nodular debsity in the lower left lobe. Close study reccomended in a few weeks..Then it stated " no acute cardiopulmonary disease noted" . What is that?

Heart ok: Cardiopulmonary disease refers to heart and lungs. Seems peculiar to say that nothing wrong with heart and lungs when he says there is a nodular density. Acute refers to something that happened recently.. Hope they find that nodule is not to worry. Best wishes ...Read more

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CT scan of my lungs showed patchy, nodular infiltrate lower left and right lobes today the report stated there was interval resolution, what is IR?

CT scan of my lungs showed patchy, nodular infiltrate lower left and right lobes today the report stated there was interval resolution, what is IR?

Resolved issue. : His generally would mean that the findings in the first CT were no longer identified in the second CT. We would presume, then, that the medical issue that causes the issue found in that first CT is improved or treated. ...Read more

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What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

Depending on how: the scans were performed, they may or may not be reliably comparable when measuring tiny nodules. Additionally, studies show significant intra-observer variability when measuring small nodules. So the first order of business is having one person look at both scans and determine if the size has really changed. If yes, further workup might be needed. If no, then probably nothing needs to be ddone ...Read more

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A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally  noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

Do they give a size: for the "subpleural nodular density"? There are a litany of potential causes, from chronic to acute, from inflammatory to neoplastic, from no concern to worrisome. More specific info on the nodule and any relevant clinical history would help narrow it down. ...Read more

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What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

What is nodule 10mm in left lung mean?

Many possibilities: This is a "spot" in the lung where there's a concentration of solid tissue. The spot may represent a focus of past or present immune activity against a particular germ such as TB or histoplasmosis, or a growth of some type. Most turn out to be harmless, but listen carefully to your doctor(s) re the best and safest way to evaluate the nodule. ...Read more

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What is a calcified nodule left upper lung?

Usually benign: Most of these are old granulomas; here in kansas city, many (maybe most) people have a calcified nodule or three from histoplasmosis, which is a common infection that most people never know they have. If your personal physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more

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Got a 2cm nodule in my left lung. Can it be a hytadid cyst?

Got a 2cm nodule in my left lung. Can it be a hytadid cyst?

Lung nodule: The only way to find out for sure what it is is to do a biopsy. Depending on what the radiologists impression of the lung nodule is, we sometimes elect to do interval or followup imaging to see if the nodule is stable or not. Please discuss with the doctor who ordered the imaging test what the plan of action is. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more