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What are "residual fibrotic densities in the right upper lobe"?

What are "residual fibrotic densities in the right upper lobe"?

Lung densities: Will depend on where your live and if you have been around bat guano such as in caves. And where your were born and raised. Discuss with Dr. Who knows all of these things or will ask you about them. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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This is the xray result :Fibrotic residuals. Both upper lobes. Atheromatous aorta. Hyperaeted lungs, What does it means? It is dangerous?

This is the xray result :Fibrotic residuals. Both upper lobes. Atheromatous aorta. Hyperaeted lungs, What does it means? It is dangerous?

Difficult to assess: Without the actual images and reports, but "fibrotic residuals" likely mean lung scarring. The significance, if any, would depend on the severity. Atheromatous aorta means atherosclerosis, and again, severity and extent would determine the significance. Hyperaerated lungs suggest COPD. Talk to your doc about what the results mean for you. ...Read more

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My x-ray results show I have Fibrotic scarring, right upper lobe Minimal fluid versus pleural thickening left costrophrenic sulcus. What is that means?

My x-ray results show I have Fibrotic scarring, right upper lobe Minimal fluid versus pleural thickening left costrophrenic sulcus. What is that means?

Need to see images: Based on the description you gave, I would need to see the images. It certainly could be some minimal scarring in the right upper lobe & nothing to worry about. It could also be some fluid there, which if that's that case, it would need to be sampled more than likely. The pleural thickening could be related to the fibrosis, or potentially another cause. Let me know if you can upload the xray. ...Read more

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Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Seems benign: These are chronic, long-standing changes. Why was the x-Ray taken - for "routine checkup" or did you have symptoms, like a cough? Have you had a TB test? It would be best to have your physician advise you. The x-ray findings don't seem problematic (therefore, they seem benign). But ultimately, it does depend on your symptoms & the reason the test was ordered. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

More: Information is needed. What is your question?
What you quote may refer to a resolving pneumonia but I cannot tell if this is so.
What does your abbreviation mean (?? ptb"")

Ask again
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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WHAT IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more

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Consider ptb left upper lobe, activity undetermined. What does it mean?

Consider ptb left upper lobe, activity undetermined. What does it mean?

Ptb: Pulmonary tuberculosis is recommended by the radiologist to be included in the possibilities for the structural findings in the lung. By activity there is a question if the changes are relatively new or old reflecting healed lesions. ...Read more

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Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

That depends on...: ...whether your ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is under treatment, and what kind of work you perform. ...Read more

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I HAVE FIBRONODULAR AND SOME HAZY OPACITIES IN BOTH UPPER LOBES DUE TO PTB. PLS. ADVICE.

I HAVE FIBRONODULAR AND SOME HAZY OPACITIES IN BOTH UPPER LOBES DUE TO PTB. PLS. ADVICE.

Cultures/Meds: If you have confirmed pulmonary TB with these findings on imaging. You should be on a TB regimen of multiple anti TB drugs. The course usually consists of more intensive therapy during the first two months with close follow up by your physician. It is important to have a culture to describe any resistance of the TB to drugs used to treat TB. With close follow up you should do well. ...Read more

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I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

This suggests that: You have increased tissue density in multiple areas of the lung. What that increased density represents can be various things like infection, fluid, masses. Whoever's x-ray this is, should review the findings with the ordering physician for better clarification. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

Pulmonary Tbc: I suspect you are referring to inactive pulmonary tuberculosis. The 6 mos. Is usually with Isoniazid alone and is designed to prevent or reduce the chances of reactivation of active disease. Do not know what they meant by regression, but once you have tbc bacilli in your lungs, the possibility they will become active infection exists and the risk of this is reduced by treatment with inh. ...Read more

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What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?

What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?

Treatment plan: If you have a positive TB test and a suspicious Chest Radiograph, a TB treatment plan will be recommended by your physician. It is important to take all of the medications as prescribed, and to follow up with your PCP. Cultures will be obtained to investigate whether there is resistance of the TB bacteria. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with infiltrates in upper right lobe. Remarks with minimal ptb, right, activity undetermined.

Clinical findings: Question of age of process in right upper lobe. If symptoms are acute with fever and cough then usually pneumonia which needs antibiotic therapy. If present previously and related to previous illness then represents chronic change which may or may not require additional therapy. Should consult doctor who referred you for radiograph. ...Read more

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My x-ray result is PTB, both upper lobes. What does it mean?

My x-ray result is PTB, both upper lobes. What does it mean?

Means seeing doctor: Means seeing the doctor again to evaluate what kind of PTB (pulmonary TB, tuberculosis in the lungs) she has, meaning old versus active. The doctor will arrange further testing, and if the TB is active, will need treatment with several medications. Until cleared by the doctor as noncontagious, such a patient should consider herself as being contagious (thus needs to wear a mask, etc...). ...Read more

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What does bilateral upper lobe confluent hazed tuberculosis infiltrates mean?

What does bilateral upper lobe confluent hazed tuberculosis infiltrates mean?

Xray findings: Commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more

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I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

Tuberculosis: Need more info. Do you have fever, night sweats, chills? Has the Chest x-ray changed? Are you coughing sputum? Has it been cultured? These are only some of the questions that can be answered by your doctor. It is possible that these are scars, but could also represent active infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean of " stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective PTB with fibrosis" I have under go treatment on PTB before.

Stable: THis report describes scarred or healed areas of the lung which have shown no significant or suspicious changes after serial imaging studies. YOur primary care physician can review the film's with the radiologist to learn when further follow-up studies are advisable. ...Read more

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I went for an xray this morning with a result of: 'Regression of PTB in both upper lobes. Pneumonitis considered, both lower lobes.' Was diagnosed of ptb infiltrates on both upper lungs, went under medication for 1yr last 2009 gotnnegative results?

Sounds like: You had infiltrates suggesting TB infection and treatment was carried out in 2009. You only need a course of treatment ONCE Regression means IMPROVEMENT but some residual scarring may remain
Hope this is helpful
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My chest xray shows that I have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am I able to work with this.

My chest xray shows that I have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am I able to work with this.

Pulmonologist: This xray finding doesn't answer whether this is tb or whether it's active or dormant. It's important that you be evaluated by a pulmonologist or a specialist in infectious disease and the appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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I have chest x-ray result "Stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective of PTB with fibrosis", I have undergoes PTB treatment before. Its the result is OK?

I have chest x-ray result "Stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective of PTB with fibrosis", I have undergoes PTB treatment before. Its the result is OK?

Can't beat stable: Folks with treated TB often have routine follow-up chest x rays to show that the disease is not progressing. If there is no progression, it is all one can hope for. One would not expect TB changes to disappear. Continued chest x ray follow-up "at an appropriate clinical interval" is standard procedure. ...Read more

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Is fibrotic ptb an active ptb and requiring medications?

Is fibrotic ptb an active ptb and requiring medications?

Do more reading: You are asking if fibrotic pulmonary TB is active TB & requires treatment. Fibrotic pulmonary TB refers to the way some old healed TB lesions look on X-rays. You heard the term & immediately jumped on HealthTap to ask your question without bothering to learn more by doing background reading. Please read up on TB in general & fibrotic TB in particular & repost if you still have questions. ...Read more

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Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

Yes if active: Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearances including fibrotic, cavitary, nodular, etc. ...Read more

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LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

LEFT UPPER LUNG OPACITIES. CONCIDER INFECTIOUS PROCESS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY VERSUS FIBROTIC CHANGES, means?

Clinical history: So it depends on prior exposures. If you clinically have cough, fever, mucus production more likely an acute infection like pneumonia. However in endemic area, tuberculosis until proven otherwise. In younger person without other lung issues it would be rare to have fibrosis in upper lungs. See specialist if this does not resolve with antibiotics and repeat xray (priors?) for help ...Read more

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Hi I have heptatic lesion on my left lobe what can that be?

Hi I have heptatic lesion on my left lobe what can that be?

One of many: Things. It could be a benign adenoma seen in patients taking oral contraceptives, or fatty infiltration, or a nodule, or cyst. And lastly it could be a tumor, but that would be unusual in a 25 year old. There's no way of knowing without looking at images and a possible biopsy. ...Read more

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R lobe measures 3.2x1.7x1.2cm. L lobe measures 2.2x0.9x1.0cm. Medial mid anterior of L lobe measures 1.3x0.5x1.3cm. The isthmus measures 0.1.??????

Thyroid path. Report: Sounds like you are reading your pathology report from thyroid removal or perhaps a thyroid ultrasound report. ...Read more

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