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Coin Lesion Pulmonary
Vary: Pulmonary lesion is a nos specific term, it can be a very benign old calcified lymph node with no potential significance to a serious lesion that needs to be addressed . Best one to find out is your doctor who knows you best. Seek his help. ...Read more
Why would surgeon a say coin lesion and surgeon b say carciniod, when doctors on this sight say they are different?
Boys & Boy Scouts: Remember, "all boy scouts are boys, but not all boys are boy scouts". A coin lesion means the spot on the xray looks very round, so a variety of different things can be coin lesions. Looking at it that way, all round-looking carcinoid tumors on xrays are coin lesions, but not all coin lesions are carcinoids. Carcinoids can also be small or overlap with other organs, and not look like coin lesions. ...Read more
No , not the same: A coin lesion is just a description of a lesion that is round like a coin. It will not tell you about what kind of lesion is that- cancer or not cancer. Carcinoid is a distict entity- is a cancer. It is generally applied to neuroendocrine tumors (nets) that is originating in the digestive tract, lungs, or sometimes in other rare primary sites such as kidneys or ovaries. ...Read more
I just found out I have a lesion on 2 lungs a 9 & 12 mm, spot on rib, spot 7 x 9 cm in my liver. found out I had a fatty liver, is it cancer ??
I always: follow the rule..when clinical situations such as yours arise NEVER make a DIAGNOSIS until a piece of TISSUE is analyzed and a Pathological Diagnosis is made by a Specialist! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a lung lesion that is too dangerous to take a biospy of because of air pockets. Will the MRI of my complete spine and neck also show my lungs?
As doctors would you advise an operation on someone with a lung nodule 1.4 -2.7 suv.1 surgeon said carcinoid the other coin lesion.Will die of worry f?
Discuss: It is important you discuss this condition and your concerns with your thoracic surgeon. You and your surgeon need to have an honest and open discussion of the risks and benefits of all treatment options from observation, biopsy, and surgery. There are modern techniques to allow minimally invasive approaches. But, you and your thoracic surgeon must partner on what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?
If it were me, I--: --would. I would want an MRI bone scan. This would give me an idea if solid or cystic, also the nuclear scan would tell me if it is active, ie: destroying bone. The scan would tell me if there is increased bone uptake, meaning the bone is actively being repaired. If @ all suspicious, have it removed. ...Read more
Had TB 15 yrs back. Routine xray shows chest markings & parenchymal lesion in both lungs.Is it because i had TB .Should i consult a doctor?
Yes: 15 years back did you have prophylaxis treatment or regular triple med treatment? You should periodically see your doctor if you start having TB symptoms again.. Also parenchymal lesion in both lungs means latent tb. Please see infectious disease doctor in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do pleural effusion, enlarged heart, abnormal looking lungs, kidney lesion (def not kidney infect) & esophagus "grit" have anything in common?
Complex problem: Certainly, CHF can lead to repercussions to the other organ systems you mentioned. Unfortunately, this format is not capable of diagnosing and explaining all that may be going on. I would start by seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more
Surely, a thoracic surgeon must know if a round spot is a lung nodule, carcinoid or a coin lesion by looking at pet, CT and x-rays. Yes or no?
Pathology specimen: The pathologist makes the diagnosis with the microscopic exam of a piece of the lesion. Even then, it can be challenging to get diagnosis. So the answer to your question is no. Stay with your thoracic surgeon, get your follow up exams, stop nicotine if you have that addiction. Ok to go for a second opinion. Take a friend with you and don't be surprised if you get same answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10yrs smoke, stopped month back.Done chestpa 2times result “no active pulmonary lesions”.Doctortold mild bronchitis in xray, expectedfor smoker, will go.
What is the question: Don't see a question in there! However, congratulations on quitting, and please keep trying hard to STAY QUIT. You actually can't see bronchitis on an Xray, but smokers show an increase in markings that doctors interpret as being consistent with bronchitis - inflammation of the bronchi associated with cough and sputum production. It should improve but takes time and cough increases for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I too was told I have a thickening of my left adrenal gland as well as nodules in my lungs and lesions on my kidneys. Should I be concerned?
Correlation: Bone scan is very sensitive and not specific. Correlative imaging ususally ct of chest would be needed. Lesions of ribs can also be fractures, benign tumors, and congenital anomalies. Lung uptake can also occcur in metabolic conditions, sometimes infection, scars, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a chest X-ray show clear lungs but 1 month later show multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM in size?Do lesions grow that fast?Or did the radiologist fail?
YES IT CAN: Yes it can, it depends on what the lesions are from.Radiologist can not make such a mistake.A clear lung on chest xray can not be nd same is tru about multiple lesions which develop within a month.You have to follow up this with your doctor to find out what is the cause of these multiple lesions in lung it may be due to infection or some kind of tumors.It definitely needs to be investigated furthe. ...Read more
My cta listed subcentimeter hypodense thyroid lesions and pulmonary nodules in upper right lobe with largest 8mm. Noncalcified. Should I be worried?
My mum, 67 , was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?
Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years. New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more
Is a chest x-Ray enough to eliminate the possibility of Kaposi sarcoma in the lungs? Addressed for hiv positive individuals. No skin lesions
Suggest CT: Three reasons CT is better than chest x ray for this situation: 1) Kaposi sarcoma can be subtle on CXR, esp if early. 2) CT is by far better at showing otherwise occult disease in the chest. 3) The chances of an HIV pt. having other problems that only CT might see is not insignificant. ...Read more