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What is the mass found on a lung during a ct-scan be?

What is the mass found on a lung during a ct-scan be?

Infection, Cancer, +: Infection, hemorrhage, tumors (benign and malignant (cancerous)) fluid and even fibrosis can have a similar appearance. If it is mostly calcified, it is likely benign, old infection called a granuloma. Comparison to older scans can help determine if it has grown. The concern is whether or not it is cancer. Recommend seeing a primary care provider, perhaps a pulmonologist consult and pet/ct.

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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Possible cause mass on lung by ct scan?

Possible cause mass on lung by ct scan?

Many things: The general categories are Infection, Cancer, Non-cancer tumors, collapsed lung, blood, fluid, and more. The radiologist should be able to narrow down the potential causes from the appearance. Ask for a detailed radiology report. If this doesn't satisfy you, speak with your primary care doctor.

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Could a low dose CT scan for lung mass detect thymoma if the scam is only intended for the lungs.

Could a low dose CT scan for lung mass detect thymoma if the scam is only intended for the lungs.

Yes,: It should be good enough in most cases to detect an anterior mediastinal mass (the usual location of thymomas)

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Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy.

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My husband had a CT scan which picked up a mass in his colon probably malignant. His liver and lung bases clear what about rest of lungs?

My husband had a CT scan which picked up a mass in his colon probably malignant. His liver and lung bases clear what about rest of lungs?

Need diagnosis: The first step is to confirm the diagnosis and find out for sure what the mass is and if it is a cancer. Colon cancer almost always goes to the liver first, so if the liver is clear, it's often possible to cure the condition with an operation to remove the primary mass.

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My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

My mom has stage 4 metastatic cancer of lungs, but primary is unknown. Her gallbladder mass, ca is 19.9 which is high but her liver is alright. She got a CT scan done three months ago and her gallbladder seemed fine. Could it be gallbladder cancer?

Gb unlikely: Your mother has stage IV cancer with mets to lung. I am sorry. If a ct showed the gallbladder normal 3 months ago then it is unlikely. Knowing if it is adenocarcinoma or squamous may help. But focusing on the forward progress and implementing a plan she wants is the most important thing. A supportive family and a clear goal. Hope this helps.

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Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Pulmonologist!: Hi. Is it safe to assume her pneumothorax has been treated? I assume so. It sounds like she's had the phrenic nerve damaged on the side with the paralyzed diaphragm. Coughing can be a result of many things. She needs a good pulmonologist to help her!

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No pleural mass in chest CT scan, clear pleural exudate (lab results say it is exudate not transudate).No fever or cough. Rule out lung cancer?

No pleural mass in chest CT scan, clear pleural exudate (lab results say it is exudate not transudate).No fever or cough. Rule out lung cancer?

Lung Cancer unlikely: In a 30 year old, Lung cancer is not a likely cause of pleural effusion. Depending on other test results and symptoms (? any Fever), TB is one diagnosis high on the list. Your doctor should do further testing for TB and you may need emiric Anti-TB treatment if your fluid keeps reaccumulating or if you have fever on an ongoing basis and if there is significant weight loss. ESR is a useful test to do.

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No pleural mass in chest CT scan, clear pleural exudate (lab results say it is exudate not transudate).No fever or cough. Can we rule out lung cancer?

No pleural mass in chest CT scan, clear pleural exudate (lab results say it is exudate not transudate).No fever or cough. Can we rule out lung cancer?

Not enough info....: With the information provided, lung cancer cannot be ruled out. Need to know if any mass or abnormality was seen on the chest CT scan. An exudative pleural effusion could be due to many things including pneumonia, cancer, etc. A sample of the fluid should be sent for a variety of cultures as well as looked at for malignant cells. More testing is definitely needed for a diagnosis to be made!

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My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure?

My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure?

Biopsy: The easiest in this case is to biopsy the thyroid nodules. You don't need to go off the anticoagulant to biopsy a thyroid nodule. The needles that we use is so small that bleeding is not a big concern with thyroid biopsies.

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My husband had a CT scan of his chest 3 times, all the times it showed something but this time it showed an existing nodule in the right lung and a new nodule measuring 4 mm in the right upper lobe. The left lower has hazy markings. My husband is a former

My husband had a CT scan of his chest 3 times, all the times it showed something but this time it showed an existing nodule in the right lung and a new nodule measuring 4 mm in the right upper lobe. The left lower has hazy markings. My husband is a former

Need evaluation: He would need further evaluation. The fact that he is a former smoker, still gives him significant risk for lung cancer. I don't know the size of the 1st nodule- if possible, a core biopsy should be done to rule out malignancy. A pet scan also needs to be done if not been done in the past- although however, negative finding on the 2nd nodule will not rule out cancer completely due to its size.

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1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

Follow established: Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans.

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Ultrasounds showing mass near ovary but CT scan was normal?

Ultrasounds showing mass near ovary but CT scan was normal?

See below: Ultrasound may evaluate the ovaries to better advantage when compared to ct. Occasional a small mass in the ovary may not be visible on ct. Also a ct study without contrast (dye) enhancement may not evaluate the ovaries well.

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What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

Air trapping: Talk to your doctor. The way to diagnose COPD etc... is with pulmonary function tests, not necessarily CT.

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Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?

Kidney mass: You should have been evaluated by a urologist and possibly undergone surgery that's about the minimum please go back to the doctor asap.

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I had a cat scan that stated I had a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

I had a cat scan that stated I had a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

Stool can look mass: Could ahve been stool appearing as a mass. The colonoscopy looks directly into the colon and you take a prep to clean out the stool. Be sure to followup with your doctor.

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more