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Bronchoscopy For Biopsy Of Nodule In Lung
Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?
Sample and target: You do biopsy, brushings, and washes to increase chance of diagnosis. Many forms of bronchoscopy biopsies are somewhat blind. Nodules can be tricky to "hit". It is possible to take biopsies that do not "hit the target" or nodule/tumor. It's important that you have a comprehensive thoracic oncology team approach to care for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fluid in lining of right lung & nodule, dr scheduling bronchoscopy or super dimensional CT scan. Does prednisone make fluid dissipate? Taking 1/28/13
Unclear: Sounds like physician is planning electro-magnetic navigation bronchoscopy (i.e. Em-nav/inreach bronchoscopy) to obtain biopsy. Fluid in lining of lung? You might mean pleural effusion? Pleural effusion is generally not relieved with prednisone. More details needed to better answer question. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Calcification of a lung nodule frequently indicates that it is benign in nature. It is the noncalcified nodules that are most concerning for lung cancer. And thus the noncalcified nodules that more frequently meet criteria that prompts biopsy of the nodule. Appropriate treatment of lung nodules is best done at facilities with experience ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung nodule found 11/2013 docs say it begnin & it is to small to biopsy. It had calcification no signs show its Ca but still worried. Severe anxiety?
Lung nodule: If your nodule is less than 1cm especially less than 0.5 cm, has a regular border, it's solid and pop-corn like then no reason to worry, so another thing that your doctor could do if to repeat your imagining at 6-12 months base on your risk factors. Try to relax and repeat a CT scan around Novemebr or so if your nodule was 6-8 mm and you are non-smoker. If you are smoker repeat it now. ...Read more
9 mm uncalcified lung nodule followed for years said to be hematoma now how would they know unless they biopsies despite ct/pt scans could it still be cancerous regardless of no growth?
Very unlikely: Lung cancer grows, doesn't stay stable for years. Ctand pet scans are excellent (not perfect) at picking up worrisome nodules, especially of significant size (say 9mm). Biopsies carry some risk-collapse lung, bleeding, infection, so they are done if needed in questionable cases, or to confirm diagnosis of cancer fto plan and gauge treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an MRI of a lung nodule that is non calcified ... Slow growing since 2001... 9mm... Radiologist made diagnoses of it being benign . How can he make such a diagnoses without truly knowing isn't a CT pet scan better to show or even a biopsy?
D/w your MD: It looks like a benign tumor--over 11 years- it grows slowly and the size is only 9mm. If this were a cancer, the growth will be way more rapid than this is. A pet scan has some degree of false negativity when the size is < 10mm. A biopsy is invasive and it's not easy to do when the size is small. Would recommend surveillance only, & quit smoking .If you smoke. (btw, ct scan is better than mri). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
X-ray spot: It can be anything from an old inactive walled-off TB of fungus infection to a benign tumor to cancer to something as exotic as a dog heartworm that went far astray. Here in kansas, most are old histoplasmosis. But a spot is lung cancer until you & your physician have a reason to think otherwise. Good luck, and be brave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Depends on age, size of nodule, history, and smoking history. Options include do nothing (rare), pet scan if there is risk for cancer, follow up cts at intervals determined by experienced md. Biopsies and surgery can come, but generally after above steps. Most nodules (>95%) are not cancer, and therefore invasive procedures should be reserved for when suspicion (guided by above factors) is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions ...Read more
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