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Calcified Granuloma Nodule Lung
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
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
Immune response.: A calcified granuloma is a type of inflammation. Some lung infections (like fungal infections) will trigger a response in the body in which the person's immune system surrounds the invading organisms with specific cells that form discrete clusters in attempt to wall the organism off from the host tissue. Over time, these can calcify. Non-infectious foreign material can also cause granulomas. ...Read more
Old inflammation.: A granuloma is a type of inflammation. Granulomas can arise in response to some infections and to other inflammatory processes. This process is generally not associated with malignancy. When described as 'calcified', (like in an xray or ct scan), the reader of the study is generally indicated that the process is mineralized and is usually of long standing. ...Read more
I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?
Can calcified granuloma be caused by exposure to asbestos? 6 nodules ranging in size from. 3 to. 6 cm. Exposure over period of 18mos.
Is this alarming X-ray Impression No acute focal lung infiltrate Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?
Stable is good.: Technically it would be good for me to know when the last xray was (the one to which they're comparing the current one). Bad things will pretty universally grow over time, so if this hypersensitive has not grown in months, or years, then it's very likely benign. ...Read more
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
My brother 16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his right frontal supratentorial which was diagnosed by CT scan?
My brother (16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his left parietal cortex region which was diagnosed by CT scan?
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by his doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help him. ...Read more
CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?
Calcification: If the chest tube was inserted in the that location, most likely it is the cause of that calcification, but close follow up with your pediatrician & pulmonary specialist to make sure there is no other cause for it. Good luck. ...Read more
In a recent chest xray report says "Stable small calcified granuloma left apex. What does this mean?
I had some chest discomfort & chest xray. A calcified granuloma was noted not seen on chest CT in June. What could be the cause of sudden appearance?
Was it really: Not on the CT or just not reported? As an incidental finding, the reader could have chosen not to mention it. Have the doc go back and review the CT to see if it was there or not. ...Read more
Worried about a solid lung nodule 4 mm in 2009 and is now 7 mm, non calcified, smooth borders. Rad said it looks like benign soft tissue, possible granuloma. Do non calcified granulomas grow, and could a cancer grow at that growth rate?
Yes and yes.: Get an opinion from pulmonologist or thoracic surgeon regarding opinion about possible biopsy. It depends whether or not the benefits of biopsy outweigh its risks. ...Read more
Ct for sob history of pe calcified granulomas in r lung base ind granulomatous dis f/u w fleischner society criteria also shows a changing l nodule. Worry?
Can benign nodules and many calcified granulomas [seen on my new ct] create obstruction in airways and cause lung portions to collapse, ?
Unlikely: Benign pulmonary granulomas are an extremely common finding on ct of the chest, and almost never cause symptoms. A granuloma should never cause an airway obstruction. Other processes such as endobronchial mucus plugs or aspiration or a central mass lesion can cause obstruction and collapse of the affected segment. ...Read more
CT scan says "Liver is normal in size, shape & attenuation. " Focal calcification in the liver dome (2, 14)represent calcified granuloma. Do I need worry?
Ct: A calcified liver granuloma is of no clinical significance meaning no need to worry. ...Read more
I have bronchitis when I was young. I am smoking. And my recent X-ray found calcific granuloma on my upper right lung. What could cause my granuloma?
The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold test. If one of these is positive at your age wou would need treatment for latent tuberculosis.
Some fungal infections can also cause calcified granulomata in the lungs. ...Read more
Exposures: Over the course of ones life, we can be exposed to many things that will cause our body to react to them and form a type of scar. A granuloma is the remnant of the bodies reaction to something and is not worrisome. ...Read more
Typo: This is probably a secretarial error for "calcified granuloma with focal caseation". ...Read more
No: Calcified granulomas, especially the ones in the lungs, should not be removed - this would be an incredibly invasive procedure with risks that far outweigh benefits. ...Read more
Where is it?: It depends upon where the granuloma is. A common place is in the lung. If that is where you having a granuloma then usually those are not removed. Once they calcify they usually do not cause a problem. If there is any concern that it may be infectious, they yes the doctors my try to remove it. Tell is more about this granuloma and we can give you a better answer. ...Read more
Is this an invite?: Sorry, I don't operate anymore. But does your granuloma represent a space-occupying lesion, compressing healthy brain? Is it a developmental "anomaly" or malformation, dysfunctional but not harmful? Is it an active infection or neoplasm? Left temporal lobe surgery risks severe speech disruption. Brain mapping can determine your speech center pre-op. Do you need the surgery? Not enough info. ...Read more
My catscan showed I have a fatty hepatic CT density changes & also says something about splenic calcified granuloma. What does this mean?
See answer: Low density fatty liver is common and often asymptomatic. It may be metabolic or related to medications. Talk to your dr and likely correlate with liver function tests to be certain. Calcified splenic granulomas are also common, asymptomatic and indicate exposure /prior infection. ...Read more
My wife had a calcified granuloma in leftparieto occipital sulcus along with minimal perilesional gliosis. And she is getting seizures for this proble?
Probably: Many types of brain lesions, such as a calcified granuloma, brain tumor, or vascular malformation, can cause seizures. This happens when the lesion causes irritation to the surrounding brain tissue, which can cause electrical activity that can build into a seizure. Antiseizure medications are helpful in most cases, but if they are not, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers.
31 F: Little Rock ARK: CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers. ANS: you live in the histoplamaosis area so that is most likley cause. Are you a spelunker? Or have you cleaned out chicken or pigeon cages when younger? Need more info. Born in US?, Hx of TBC?
Skin tests done for tbc and histoplasm? ...Read more
I am 22 year old female. I am suffering from shaky right hand and leg. Mri report says calcified granuloma in the left parietal lobe likely Neurocysti?
Cysticercosis: Infection by the pork tapeworm, Tanea solium, can cause cysts within the brain. The reading on your MRI does suggest this process, and the symptoms on the right side of your body fits with the left parietal lesion. You may be having focal seizures, and an anti-epileptic drug may well help. A neurologist needs to get involved. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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