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After pneumonia, 6mm ground glass nodule found in lung 7 years ago. Recent CT scan showed 11mm non-calcified nodule in very same area. Did it grow?

After pneumonia, 6mm ground glass nodule found in lung 7 years ago.  Recent CT scan showed 11mm non-calcified nodule in very same area. Did it grow?

Possible granuloma: This may be a post-inflammatory granuloma, but that is hard to tell without multiple serial exams. If you have risk factors for lung cancer, such as a history of tobacco use, a pet/ct could be obtained to evaluate for abnormal increased metabolic activity in this nodule. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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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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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

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 isnt 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 doesnt grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more

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Three lung nodules found on CT in dec, each 5mm. Stable on repeat CT in may but one is a ground glass nodule. Should I have a bronchoscope?

More details: Why did you have the ct scan in the first place? Where, fever, cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, infection, exposure to fungus, smoker? Family hs, other disease? Stable for 6 month without change in size is not assuring enough. 3 nodules in the lung in 35 yo female can be due to many reasons..Skin testing, blood counts, liver enzymes. Ask your doctor why? You and i need to know more. ...Read more

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Should i worry about my chest CT scan showing multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates on my lungs?

No not usually: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read more

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6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

Lung lesion: At your age and with this description i would think there is an overwhelming chance that this lesion is benign. I agree with a repeat scan in a couple months. If it grows a ct guided needle biopsy could be performed by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis.  Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Depends: on size of lesions and risk factors such as smoking. However, first follow up scan is typically in 3 months. More scans will follow, usually every 12 months, to make sure no cancer present. ...Read more

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1cm ground glass nodule RLL. Pneumonia in October 2014. 42 yo male with no hx of CA. 1PPD smoker x 20 years. Should I be concerned for cancer?

Possibly: ground glass nodules, particularly in current or former smokers need to be evaluated. Depending on its density, a PET scan may be helpful but at a minimum the nodule needs to be proven stable in size for a period of two years to assure its benign. You need to see a pulmonary MD to have it evaluated as some require resection to know the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I had a CT scan on 3/15/14 incidental finding of 2mm nodule on right middle love of lung had follow up 6months later it has not grown.

Hi I had a CT scan on 3/15/14 incidental finding of 2mm nodule on right middle love of lung had follow up 6months later it has not grown.

Follow up of: incidental lung nodules is usually based on Fleischner Society guidelines: http://www.med.umich.edu/rad/res/Fleischner-nodule.htm No growth in 6 months is a good sign but you may need more follow up depending on your risk level. ...Read more

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What does it mean, when my chest CT scan shows that I have multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates, and should I be worried because my doctor isn?

What does it mean, when my chest CT scan shows that I have multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates, and should I be worried because my doctor isn?

Probably chronic : Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read more

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Fell on my back , had cat scan , revealed (2 ) 4mm lung nodule pulmonary doctor says I should have nothing to worry about, follow cat scan in 6 mnth?

Probably overkill: For nonsmokers, with nodules in that size range, we recommend no further follow-up. If you are smoker stopped smoking. If any follow-up is necessary, 12 months is probably all you need. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Korona
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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