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Discoid Atelectasis Verses Scarring In Lung Lobe
What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..
CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...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
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?
Yes: 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. ...Read more
Is there a suction device that drs or patient having bronciectasis alongside atelectasis can use to suck mucous out of lungs esp if its in lower lobe?
mucus in the lungs indicates an ongoing infection or inflammation of the airway and lung tissues. Structural changes associated with bronchiectasis lead to pool of mucus. Getting rid of the mucus makes the patients feel better. Use of nebulizers which can deliver moisture into the airway help to dilute the mucus and facilitate the drainage. Respiratory therapists can help you. ...Read more
A recent chest xray shows I have linear atelectasis in the lower lobes of each lung. Can I go on an upcoming trip that involves a number of flights?
Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?
Follow up of nodule: The linear atelectasis is nothing to worry about. The pleural based nodule sounds like a potentially benign nodule. Surveillance of a nodule of this size, however, is frequently recommended, particularly if you have a smoking history. Please sure to talk to your doctor for the appropriate steps. ...Read more
Ct chest adrenal nodule 1.9 CM right. Lungs demonstrate babisalar dependent atelectasis small subpleural bullae noted right up lobe trace pericardial?
Adrenal eval: Hi. The adrenal nodule needs to be evaluated. What were the Hounsfield units on the non-contrast scan of the nodule? Your endocrinologist will determine: 1) if it's producing any hormones, and 2) if it's growing. If high Hounsfield units, it needs sooner evaluation. Any hirsutism, amenorrhea, diabetes, serious high blood pressure, sweating, headache, palpitations, etc? Good luck! ...Read more
I have a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out. Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read more
See your physician.: A lung nodule that is increasing in size is always a cause of concern. Please see your physician to have this properly evaluated. It may require a biopsy to definitivly determine whether it is cancerous or benign. Best wishes. ...Read more
Completed treatment for rectal cancer. Scans good, last pelvic scan saw scar/atelectasis bottom one lung. Had bad cold when scan was done. What??
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month ...Read more
Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker, never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?
Mother has 3 x 4 mm partially spiculated nodule in left lung lobe. She had lobular breast cancer over 5 years old. Does this sound like cancer?
What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?
I ve cough and focal atelectasis in left lower lobe[where I ve bronchiectasis], chest physio has not helped, please advice what next steps can be to fix it?
Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a result of lung tissue destruction. Lung excercise might help but you would need to see a lung specialist to find out the etiology of your problem. Treating the underlying disease would prevent further lung destruction or worsening bronchiectasis and improve your lung function. Many things can present that way. Both allergist and pulmonilogist are well versed in this condition. ...Read more
Male 30, Chest CT shows 6 mm nodular density in the left upper lobe, minimal bibasilar dependent atelectasis, have shortness of breath, it needs surgery?
Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule
The fibrosis and: Atelectasis isn't anything to worry about, just some lung tissue collapsed on itself and scarring. The ground glass nodule is something that may need longer term follow up to make sure it doesn't grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more
If my chest X-ray and CT scans show mild atelectasis and scarring at both bases, what does this mean?
The most common: Cause is not taking a deep breath. ...Read more
Started with upper respiratory virus. Then chest x Ray revealed subtle opacification on left lobe. Is this collapsed lung? No one seems concerned
I had collapsed lung Aug 23 and I'm getting little sharp pain and like sore pain I'm still smoking but the scars are hurting me I'm scared what to do?
Pain: Did you have spontaneous pneumothorax? You should reconsult your doctor. ...Read more
It may be helpful to see the report uploaded to a virtual consult along with the images.
From your description, this is an area of fibrosis or scar tissue in the Left upper part of your lung. It is being termed chronic based on the duration of the finding. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
Scared: mild scarring no acute inflammation lower left lobe lung primary says nothing from old infect no infect in 10+yrs smoker25yrs+sob+acidreflux?
See pulm specialist: I understand your fears but this will best be managed by seeing a pulmonary specialist who can provide you with more direct answers after an evaluation. Further testing may be warranted and will likely be the best way to put your worst fears to rest. Guessing will only make this worse. ...Read more
H0w serious is pleural & parenchymal scarring in both upper lobes of my lungs. I had double pneumonia at the age of two?
What could cause mild scarring on left lower lobe at base of lung w/ no acute inflammation w/ no significant change in year? (on chest x-rays)
Does smoking directly cause lung scarring? Quit after 25 years mild scarring left low lobe no asthma or COPD what is probability scarring will stop?
Scar is permanent: Scars are generally permanent. Smoking causes injury which goes on to heal with scar. Given the level of anxiety that you re experiencing over this condition, I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a pulmonologist to fully answer your questions and allay your fears. ...Read more
Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?
Annual chest xray (smoker) always clear no known infect in 10+yrs (last bronchitis) mild scar in left low lobe this year just show now from10yr ago?
May not be scar:
Could be a tiny area of collapsed lung, called atelectasis, which is very common and benign.
Also, technology keeps getting better, so the chest xrays are more detailed, especially digital radiography.
Also, the scar may have been developing all along, and just became big/dense enough to see.
Lastly, make sure your doctor is not concerned about the results - if they are, consider workup with ct. ...Read more
On my chest x-ray report it states. Right lower lobe linear opacities are related to scarring. No demonstrated pleural abnormality is ok.
Xray: It is probably due to a previous infection and should not cause you any problem. However I would expect that the doctor who ordered the X-ray would explain the report to you ...Read more
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