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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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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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What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?

Benign

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This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia.
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Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Unimportant usually

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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
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Dr. Sunil Mehra answered:

What do you do if you have lucency in base of lung?

Get ct chest to conf

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lunency could reflect bulla or cyst,So ct chest can confirm or r/othese.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

base ball size mass in left lung with new pneumonia ?

Post obstructive

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Pneumonia can sometimes develo behind a mass and this is know as a post obstructive pneumonia. Sometimes pneumonia itself can be so dense that it will appear as a mass. You will likely need an airway evaluation called a BRONCHOSCOPY to determine what is going on in your lungs
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Dr. Prabhat Sinha answered:

I have a module at base of my lung now having rib pain?

Get checked out

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Have a ct chest done and a bone scan to find out
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Dr. Barry Sheppard answered:

Which is nodular pleural thickening of the right lung base?

Pleural change

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Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung
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Dr. James E. White answered:

Can minimal opacity in right lung base just be blood vessels?

Depends on images

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Minimal opacity in the right lung base is a descriptive term used to describe findings on an image....the key is what type image; plain x-ray, CT scan, MRI. These images are best interpreted by Radiologist. The Radiologist sends a detail report of the procedure to the ordering physician.....this is where you start. Discuss with your physician for best review of your images.
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What is a decreased AE of the lung base? What is its medical significance?

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and acronyms can cause confusion and I generally avoid them. As such, I don't know what AE means. If you can determine the full meaning of the finding and resubmit your question it may be answerable.
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