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Doctor insights on: Cancer Mass Around Pulmonary Artery

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing is to fully evaluate the neck with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

It depends on many : Factors like what type of cancer what is the age, ER/pr and HER2 status previous treatments and side effects including Radiation Rx. So have open discussion with oncologist. They know the best. ...Read more

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Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

PDA: It occurs between descending thoracic aorta and PA. The descending thor aorta is well to the left of the right branch of the PA. I couldn't find a variant reported in the literature with involvement of the right PA branch. There may be an embryologic explanation but I didn't find it. ...Read more

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How does pulmonary artery differ from the vena cava?

How does pulmonary artery differ from the vena cava?

Anatomy lesson: The pulmonary artery is the vessel that carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. The vena cava are veins that drain blood into the right atrium from both the upper and lower halves of the body. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have an enlarged pulmonary artery?

Is it dangerous to have an enlarged pulmonary artery?

May be a sign of...: An enlarged pulmonary artery may indicate pulmonary arterial hyper tension. A work up should be done to investigate. A 2d-echo, ct scan, possible sleep study.... ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary artery rupture be fatal?

Can a pulmonary artery rupture be fatal?

Rupture PA fatal: The pulmonary artery is large, with pressure lower than systemic pressure. So, yes a rupture, tear, of laceration in the pulmonary artery (or one of its many branches) can be lethal; blood loss, not easy to control, or compress. ...Read more

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Why is pulmonary artery called an artery not a vein?

Why is pulmonary artery called an artery not a vein?

Artery vs vein: Arteries take blood away from the heart (right ventricle in this case) and veins return blood to the heart (pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium). ...Read more

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Tetrology of fallot with pulmonary artery?

Tetrology of fallot with pulmonary artery?

Congenital defect: Tetralogy of fallot is a congenital defect of the heart in which the there is a hole in the ventricular septum ( wall that separate the two ventricles) of the heart, overriding of the septal defect by the aorta and atresia of the pulmonary artery, it causes mixing of arterial blood with venous blood , therefore hypoxemia ( low level of oxygen) to the general circulation, pulmonary HTN may occur. ...Read more

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How does one know if one has a ruptured pulmonary artery?

How does one know if one has a ruptured pulmonary artery?

One is dead: A ruptured pa is one of the fastest ways to die. I wouldn't worry about it. If you're coughing up blood, and it's not from a nosebleed, that's a medical urgency if not emergency, but it's probably not a pa rupture. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Pulmonary artery disease and Pulmonary artery hypertension?

Is there a difference between Pulmonary artery disease and Pulmonary artery hypertension?

Terminology: pulmonary artery disease is a vague term that may relate to any abnormal process in the pulmonary arterial system, however, pulmonary arterial hypertension is a very specific disorder that is defined by an elevated mean pulmonary arterial pressure, a normal wedge pressure, and an elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. these are measured by doing a right heart catherization. ...Read more

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Would my husbands symptoms after a saddle embolism of pulmonary artery have been different if it were treated earlier?

Would my husbands symptoms after a saddle embolism of pulmonary artery have been different if it were treated earlier?

Likely same: The symptoms are size and location related. If a peripheral clot had been identified and treated, it may have been possibly prevented from becoming an embolus. ...Read more

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What does this mean: ascending aorta at the level of the pulmonary artery bifurcation measures 2.5 x 2.3cm ap and transverse ? Is this too big?

Not too big. : When is the ascending aorta too big? Depends on the aortic valve, how fast it is growing, underlying connective tissue disorder, symptoms, size of the patient, and, of corse, size of the aorta. Two and a half centimeters is not too big though. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs. any idea what type cancer this is?

My girlfriend has a large cancerous mass sitting in her chest and its putting pressure on her heart and lungs.  any idea what type cancer this is?

You need to ask her: If this is your girlfriend and she's seriously sick, she's been informed of the nature of her cancer and if a diagnosis has not yet been made, it will be in a day or so, probably by needle biopsy. This is the era of patient privacy and you'll need to ask her what the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Ductus arteriosus : The pulmonary artery is connected to the aorta through ductus arteriosus which most often occludes just after birth ...Read more

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My echo showed normal heart and pulmonary artery pressures normal at 25-30mmoh isnt this too high?

My echo showed normal heart and pulmonary artery pressures normal at 25-30mmoh isnt this too high?

Probably ok: The best person to review the echo findings with is the doctor who ordered the test. The diagnostic gold standard for PAH is right heart catherterization. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more