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Causes Of Lung Granuloma
Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?
Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...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
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
If lung granuloma is caused by non bacterial infection, what medications r normally given and for how long, please help me?
Which test can confirm cause of 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule that was seen in my lung CT report 4 months ago
Typically follow-up: The 2 mm granuloma is likely postinfectious in nature and benign. The 8mm slightly lobulated nodule will require a follow-up scan. The interval of the follow-up scan is determined by your risk category. Generally smokers or those with a history of cancer will be followed at a shorter interval. If the lesion does not change in size over the course of two years this is generally considered a benign lesion. ...Read more
2mm granuloma was seen in lung CT report, and also 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule, please can u advice me what r the possible causes?
Many causes: The 2 mm granuloma is benign and nothing to worry about. Read here for more info - http://news. Cancerconnect. Com/what-is-a-lung-granuloma/ unless the 8 mm lobulated well defined nodule contains fat (benign hamartoma) or calcified (likely another benign granuloma), it will require a follow up ct (in 3-6 months). This is assuming you don't have a known primary malignancy that you haven't mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?
No,: They are two different things. Granulomas are small benign nodules. Mild dependent interstitial markings are generally an incidental finding related to gravity dependent changes in lung markings, and are usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
Will I need a new CT scan to check cause & to treat a 2mm granuloma and 8 mm slightly lobulated well defined nodule? It was seen in lung CT 4 months
Lung nodule: New lung masses found on imaging should be followed or biopsied. Many small lesions less than 1 cm in size are observed. If it is enlarging or is associated with symptoms such as cough, or coughing blood would be worrisome. Prior ct scans that show the mass previously would be reassuring. Risk factors for lung cancer such as smoking would raise suspicions. Speak with your md, yes to repeat ct. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pls can u give me names of some of broadspectrum antifungal medications used for chest granuloma, and or nodule caused by such infection, thanks?
Here you go. ...: The major anti-fungal medications that we use for systemic disease include amphotericin, itraconazole, difluconazole but there also some newer azoles. .. ...Read more
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
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
Nothing serious: Most likely you have a spot on your chest x Ray or your Ct scan and they diagnosed the spot as a benign granule a apparently it is small and it is calcified unless you are smoker do not worry if you are smoker make sure your doctor keep the eye on your lungs and follow with chest x Ray ...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
Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung.
Lung granulomas: 36 F asks: Is 3 yrs long enough for 3 granulomas to calcify? Why would they still be noncalcified? 3 found in left lower lobe in lung. ANS: depends on what is causing the granuloma. Some never do. & depends on what most common cause of lung granulomas in Eufaula. So the best person to ask is a chest specialist who has been practicing near Eufaula for a long time. Have that Dr examine u & X-ray ...Read more
What does it mean to have a calcified granulomas lung disease? Is this something serious? Is it treatable?
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?
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
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