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Complications Of Lung Pleural
Abnormal FDG activity involving pleural thickening in Rt lower lateral lung base compatible with inflammatory VS early neoplasticism disease. Meaning?
Pleural thickening: It means that the pleural thickening is metabolically active (i.e. It is not chronic scarring, which would be inactive). The 2 main possibilities for this, as you mention, are an active inflammation, which is benign, or neoplastic disease (tumor). Speak with your doctor. If the answer is not clear based on your entire clinical picture, biopsy could be needed to determine what it is. ...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
Scaring sack: Scar tissue in pleural sac which surrounds the lung from prior infection or trauma. ...Read more
Yes: The fluid can press on the lung preventing it from fully expanding. ...Read more
Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...Read more
What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?
"Minimal sub pleural interstitial changes suggested at the lower and outer left lung base" can someone explain this, in a very simple way, please?
Haziness: There is haziness seen on the scan Normal lung should appear black with white markings that signify the airways and vessels. They are seeing increased white markings (haziness) which is nonspecific and could be related to infection, inflammation, etc. Might be a good idea to repeat the scan after you've been treated to see if there is resolution of the haziness ...Read more
Pleural/subpleural: A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure. The thin space between the two pleural layers is known as the pleural cavity and normally contains a small amount of pleural fluid. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall. The inner pleura (visceral pleura) covers the lungs and adjoining structures. The subpleura is below it ...Read more
What does abnormal cardiac enzymes in the blood mean? And does it relate to pleural thickening of the lungs?
Cardiac enzymes is the general term for chemicals that are inside heart muscle cells. If problems in the heart such as heart attack or other strain, they will be detectible in the blood.
This would not be related to thickening of pleural lung tissue. ...Read more
Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. - Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?
This could be an: Old finding. A comparison to your last chest x-ray may be helpful. Follow-up with the ordering physician will help guide you as what to do next. ...Read more
Should I worry about small atelectasis and small pleural effusion in my lungs 6 weeks after pneumonia? I'm worried
Do COPD or a pleural effusion typically cause "crackles". The crackles are apparently heard at the base of the lungs.
H0w serious is pleural & parenchymal scarring in both upper lobes of my lungs. I had double pneumonia at the age of two?
I was diagnosed with pleural tubercurlosis before, the liquid is hardened on lower side of my right lung, should I concern the liquid cavity?
Need follow up: People who had TB in chest can have old scarred out area. No need to do anything unless it is large or unless you have symptoms such as fever, weight loss, pain or shortness of breath. It is possible always for someone to develop reactivation. It is important to stay healthy with good nutrition, no smoking, use of immuno-suppressive drugs etc. ...Read more
Mother has diagnosis of carcinoid of the pleural space (not in the lung). Have you heard of any instance of this and how treated?
I have not: Carcinoid can occur anywhere, but the key question is did it start there (unheard of or very rare), or did it spread to the pleural space from somewhere else (also very rare but more serious, and more plausible). Carcinoid tumors are best treated with surgery, but only if complete resection is feasible. It does no good to have surgery if the entire tumor cannot be removed. ...Read more
Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor difference in thickness. If this is the case it is most likely nothing to worry about and just a follow-up chest xray to give you peace of mind. If there is a marked asymmetry or associated bone destruction this would need further evaluation. ...Read more
Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing. ...Read more
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