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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm. .8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

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Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and Kaposis sarcomas etc. please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck
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Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

NO

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Many non cancerous conditions will cause discoid altelectasis of lung .
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani answered:

My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

Needs evaluation

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The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment.
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Dr. Warren Wolfe answered:

Ct chest: 9mm nodule LRL, compressive atelectasis lung bases, sm axillary nodes,pelv. lap sept. w/salpingo-oophorectomy on left, in pain on right from chest through abd, suffering w/ no answers, help?

Need specialist care

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You need to consult with your pulmonologist and OB-GYN very soon to get your answer. Make sure that they also consult with each other. Your complaints are very serious and needs coordinated care and maybe include an oncologist.
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Dr. David N. Dang answered:

What is atelectasis of the lung?

Collapse of lung

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Atelectasis of the lung is collapse of part of the lung or the entire lung. This is commonly see on radiologic studies. When it occurs at the lung bases it is typically due to incomplete inspiration. It may occur due to prior infection, surgery, or tumor or lymph node obstruction. The entire lung may collapse due to pressure from an air leak (pneumothorax).
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What are the causes and treatment for atelectasis of lungs?

Open lungs up

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Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked by mucous/phlegm or even a foreign body (like an aspirated piece of food for example). Often use of cough, bronchodilators can open bronchi up and clear phlegm or a bronchoscope can be used to suction it out.
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Dr. David N. Dang answered:

How can linear atelectasis of lungs be treated/ reversed,?

Usually no treatment

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Treatment depends on cause and severity. Minor linear atelectasis typically requires no treatment. It may resolve on its own. More severe atelectasis may be from respiratory infection, chronic lung diseases, obstruction from inhaled foreign objects, lung tumors, fluid in the lung, severe asthma and chest injuries. It does not sounds like you have those problems, however.
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Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Depends

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Is the lung cancer also in the lingula Sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) Also pneumonia, cancer and atelectasis are part of COPD due to smoking.
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What does it mean when you have a mild plate like atelectasis in the lung?

linear atelectasis

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Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons Asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway.Sometimes aspiration causes atelectasis. Infection and tumor can produce atelectasis. Ateletasis can clear following disappearance of disease process. Plate-like atelectasis is usually minor area of lung collapse sometimes seen without obvious cause or scar from previous disease.
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Whats the difference in atelectasis and collapsed lung?

Blocked bronchi

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The bronchial tree branches and lead to air sacs (alveoli) that then transfer O2 to the blood stream. If a bronchial tube is completely blocked (e.g. by mucous, foreign body, tumor) the blocked air sacs as the air is absorbed into the blood stream and no air can get in>atelectasis. Lung collapse occurs if there is air or fluid between lung surface and chest wall (e.g. pneumothorax/effusion).
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