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What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

What causes chronic lung congestion only in left lung in a teen?

Lung congestion: If you have not been evaluated by your doctor, please do so very soon. You will need a chest x-ray or even a chest ct scan. Depending on the findings, bronchoscopy may also be recommended. ...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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What are the major cases of hemoptysis found in lung cancer patients?

What are the major cases of hemoptysis found in lung cancer patients?

Ulceration: Blood tinges sputum is usually due to ulceration of the cancer affecting the airways. Lung cancer can invade large blood vessels and cause fatal hemoptysis. ...Read more

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Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Often: They are either metastatic lesions that spread from other parts of the body, or they are "primary" lung cancers that originated in the lung tissue. Most often if multiple tumors, they would be metastatic lesions, but if there was a single spot seen in a smoker, it may be a primary tumor. ...Read more

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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Why doesn't m. Tuberculosis localise in lung apices during primary infection but localises in the apicea in the secondary infection specifically?

Why doesn't m. Tuberculosis localise in lung apices during primary infection but localises in the apicea in the secondary infection specifically?

TB: It is not necessarily localized in the apices, that is simply one site of reactivation. You really need to get an infectious diseases text (recommend mandell), or a textbook of pathophysiology and read about this. Or you can go online to the national medical library and look these things up. Be a great med student. ...Read more

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What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

See below: You can actually see the pulmonary embolus on a ct of the lungs with contrast and the proper protocol, that is why it is the gold standard for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

Different: Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection is about 70%, stage ii about 30%. Chronic lung disease is emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, obviously a totally different diagnosis. Patients may develop lung cancer with or without chronic lung disease but more common in smokers. ...Read more

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Can paget's disease in the lung associated with lung cancer?

Can paget's disease in the lung associated with lung cancer?

Please clarify: There are three different diseases named for dr paget, but none affects the lung directly. Paget's of bone seen on chest x-ray is not a cancer risk. Paget's of breast warns of an underlying breast cancer that might spread. Paget's of the bottom is a low-aggressiveness skin malignancy without lung involvement. Sorry for the confusion, hope you can sort things out & good luck. ...Read more

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Where is the best cystic fibrosis lung transplant hospital in the us?

Where is the best cystic fibrosis lung transplant hospital in the us?

Lung Transplantation: There are many lung transplantation centers in the U.S. Among the busiest centers, texas children/s hospital performs many lung transplantations per year. The international society for heart and lung transplantation provides statistical information at ishlt.Org. It is also important to consider that you will have many follow up visits, so living close to a center may be important as well. ...Read more

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Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Is metastatic melanoma cancer of the lungs usually terminal or survivable?

Varies: This depends if the metastatic disease can be removed surgically. The best chance at survival depends on removal of all the disease. ...Read more

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Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Lung disease hospita: generally speaking in the hospital with a good pulmonary medicine department should be able to treat interstitial lung disease. There are some specialty hospitals that focus on this. Most notably is National Jewish medical center in Denver Colorado. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of the chronic obstructive lung disease?

What is the treatment of the chronic obstructive lung disease?

Breathe good air: Avoidance of cigarette smoke and other lung irritants is of paramount importance. Inhaled medications containing anticholinergic drugs, corticosteroid drugs, and bronchodilators are often helpful. There are also exercises that can be taught by pulmonary rehab specialists. ...Read more

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Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Can adenocarcinoma of the lung be cured?

Yes !!!: Lung cancer is curable when found early. There are two broad categories of lung cancer; small cell and non small cell. Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of non smal cell lung cancer. The prognosis of non small cell lung cancer is impacted more by the stage than it is by the cell type. Adenocarcinoma can be cured. In early stages, only surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of minimal Koch's infection infiltrates upper lung field?

What is the meaning of minimal Koch's infection infiltrates upper lung field?

Tuberculosis: I'm not sure why, but from comments this forum I have the impression that in the Philippines, tuberculosis is often called Koch's infection. This chest Xray means the person has TB. It is a very dangerous infection, even if the xray shows only "minimal" infiltrates. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Other than pneumonia what can "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" mean?

Other than pneumonia what can "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" mean?

Radiology: This can be caused by infection, pulmonary embolization, and other inflammatory conditions and in order to interpret these findings appropriately they must be correlated with your clinical presentation and findings on exam and lab testing. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild excess volume in the blood vessels and effect of gravity and not typical of other causes. Description implies 2 issues- > usual blood vessel volume and cause as gravity and positioning. Danger is if this is being misinterpreted by the radiologist. ...Read more

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Blastomycosis (Definition)

Blastomyces is an endemic fungus to south and central United States (found in soil) that can cause infection, ...Read more