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Had a CT scan and showed a large bullous lesion on left lung how can this be treated?

Had a CT scan and showed a large bullous lesion on left lung how can this be treated?

Wow: This is a tough issue. It will need the discussion of several lung specialists to find the right option. Vats bullectomy and watchful waiting with bronchodilators are options. Stay away from er, they tend to put in chest tubes because they think this is a pneumothorax. In asymptomatic patients it is best to not perform surgery. You must see a lung doc. ...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


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Dr found a very small lesion on my lung, i worry about it but he said its so small we dont need a CT scan.how do i ease my mind?

Dr found a very small lesion on my lung, i worry about it but he said its so small we dont need a CT scan.how do i ease my mind?

Small lung lesion: Most very small lesions/spots/nodules seen on chest x-ray are benign temporary findings or calcifications. The usual recommendation is for repeat x-ray in 1 year, or perhaps 6 months if you have risk factors(smoking, risk of TB or other lung infection). if there is change, such as increased size then a CT scan may be appropriate. Again most of the small findings on CXR are benign. ...Read more

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CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?

CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?

If it were me, I--: --would. I would want an MRI bone scan. This would give me an idea if solid or cystic, also the nuclear scan would tell me if it is active, ie: destroying bone. The scan would tell me if there is increased bone uptake, meaning the bone is actively being repaired. If @ all suspicious, have it removed. ...Read more

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Ok I promise to spell proof br ca 08-10 chemoleft mastectomy. 2 weeks ago CT scan for a diff reason however found very enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin and lung non calcified lesion. Just want to kno next step as I don't c the dr who ordered the scan n

Ok I promise to spell proof br ca 08-10 chemoleft mastectomy. 2 weeks ago CT scan for a diff reason however found very enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin and lung non calcified lesion. Just want to kno next step as I don't c the dr who ordered the scan n

Best bet: You simply have to get in as soon as reasonably possible with whoever ordered the ct. The ordering provider must have had motivation to order this study and is almost certainly willing to work with you on this in a timely manner. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm(1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Spiculated lung: Spiculated lung lesion >1cm should be evaluated. Recommend to see a lung doctor first. Statistics shows an increase in lung cancer in woman, non-smokers in recent years. Therefore, it is prudent to have this evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Just had CT scan for my mcrc, lesions in liver, one in lung, hernia containing low density material, diffuse omental disease what is my prognosis?

Short term: I am sorry to hear of your metastatic colorectal cancer. You have metastatic disease and the ct scan shows omental disease. This would be a good time to get hospice involved. The doctor who ordered the tests will be able to review the findings. Bring a family member to help write down your questions and answers. Again I am sorry to hear about your disease. ...Read more

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Confused . Mcrc patient . Old CT scan says no lung lesions . New CT report 4 months after .. "Another upper lobe nodule which remains unchanged "?

The nodule: may not have been commented on in the first scan, but it was noticed in the second CT. When the interpreting radiologist saw the nodule, he probably reviewed the old one and found it there too. A stable nodule is often a good thing in the right context. Talk to your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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If a ill defined lesion on liver is seen on cat scan an have stage 3 lung cancer 3 yrs. out with surgery is it cancer ?

If a ill defined lesion on liver is seen on cat scan   an have stage 3 lung cancer  3 yrs. out with surgery  is it cancer ?

Hard to say: The answer really depends on how the CT was performed. In view of the history you provided, it is a possibility. If CT was performed without contrast, then one should be done with. MRI is also a good way to image the liver. In this situation, sit down with your doctors to clarify what is happening. Best wishes ...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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A soft tissue was found on my lung from a CT scan what is my next step?

More info: If the ct appearance is non diagnostic, and there are no old studies for comparison, further evaluation may depend on location and size. If the module is bigger than approximately 1 cm, pet/ ct may be helpful in further characterization. Some nodules are amenable to end a bronchial ultrasound guided evaluation. Biopsy may be needed to obtain an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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They found two nodes in my lung from CT scan; scared to death, am i going to die?

Unlikely: Here in kansas, most people have a histoplasmosis nodule or two. It's harmless -- an area in which some old fungus invaders are walled off. ...Read more

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A ct scan found several cysts on my lungs and a pluralparenchymal opacity also what do these finding mean?

A ct scan found several cysts on my lungs and a pluralparenchymal opacity also what do these finding mean?

Several things: Cysts can be acquired secondary to previous lung disease such as infection, congenital etc,Not usually problem unless get very large, infected, or burst causing air in pleural space.Pleuroparenchymal density usually nodule which can be scar tissue, infection, tumor etc. A lot depends on whether lesion is stable or progressive. If had previous xray good to compare. Do not know reason for chest xray ...Read more

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2 nodules found in my lungs. 7 and 8mm. smoker for 35 years. Why wait 3 months to see if they grow for 2nd CT scan as opposed to doing biopsy now?

Risk: Inserting a needle or going through your airway to get these small spots can cause more harm including death. This protocol of rescanning can decide if it is indeed cancer. Small growths like these could be noncancerous. Good luck ...Read more

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1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

Follow established : Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans. ...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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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