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What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

What's a 14mm noncalcified left upper lobe parenchymal pulmonary mass adjacent atelectasis.Left upper lobe bronchus/hillar peribronchial cuffing/thick?

Mgt PHI: The imaging may be uploaded to an inbox consultation. From your description I would suggest a follow up imaging study with an evaluation with additional information. Have you smoked? Is there a family history of cancer? Have you been tested for any infections? The mass is probably impinging on the airway and causing areas of collapse, called atelectasis. This area is prone to secondary infection ...Read more

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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Is decreased lower left lobe pneumonia different than lower left lobe pneumonia?

Is decreased lower left lobe pneumonia different than lower left lobe pneumonia?

Don't think so: The left lung only has two lobes (upper and lower) and so the descriptions amount to the same. (The right lower lung is composed of the middle lobe and the lower lobe, so there is a chance for confusion). Decreased pneumonia means, in the opinion of the radiologist, the amount of fluid & inflammation is less than seen earlier. But the "pneumonia" must have been present earlier to have "decreased". ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities on left upper lobe?

What is suspicious opacities  on left upper lobe?

CT scan: Several things can happen in the upper lobes of lungs. First...tuberculosis. Blebs can also occur there. Aspiration pneumonia can present there as well. You need a CT scan. Cancer might also present like this. Don't get crazy...just see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe , a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?

Noncalcified pulmonary nodules  a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe , a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe  should I worry?

Pulmonary nodules: It would be nice to know as what are bronchoscopic finding, cell cytology and fungal studies reports? You have four small non calcified nodules ranging4mm to7 mm. You are 37. Any smoking history or cancer? Please stick to your pulmonary doctor who knows you well, and follow the advice. Thanks. ...Read more

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Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Old infection: Without visualizing the chest x ray- i think this is most likely scaring from old infection( pneumonia, bronchitis) a ct scan of the chest may add additional information. ...Read more

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Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

Infection?: If you are describing findings on a ct of the chest report, then a reticular density or opacity may suggest infection, including tuberculosis. See your doctor to correlate with physical exam and labs. ...Read more

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Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities in the left upper lobe?

What is suspicious opacities in the left upper lobe?

ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI,etc.So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "opacity" is something denser than it should be in the area being looked at.Such findings could be old or new, significant or insignificant depending on the specific situation(symptoms,history, physical findings), which is up to the doctor to figure-out ...Read more

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HRCT scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe.w/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. What is the meaning? Prognosis

HRCT scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe.w/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. What is the meaning? Prognosis

Hard to know: The findings indicate changes to lung structure in these areas, possibly some scarring and possibly with some fluid/inflammation of the smallest air pockets. Without more knowledge of the clinical history, however, any meaningful interpretation is impossible. The physician who ordered the test will discuss within context of the medical situation. ...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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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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March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?

March 4 lower left pneumonia. X-ray  yesterday white lower left lung still. Ct scan today showed small atelectasis or small fluid lower left. Resolve?

Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say? ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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What does endobronchial carcinoma left upper lobe complete atelectasis is suspeted 7 CM left hilar mass highly suspious for endobronchial carcinoma?

What does endobronchial carcinoma left upper lobe complete atelectasis is suspeted 7 CM left hilar mass highly suspious for endobronchial carcinoma?

Not sure of ?: It sounds as f you are asking about what this cancer is. What you are describing sounds like a stage 3a or maybe a stage 2b nonsmall cell lung cancer. Best treatment would depend upon some more information needed. It will be dependent on if it is considered surgically resectable or not. It will require chemotherapy and possibly radiation as well. Curable but serious. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

Which R & L lobes?: Please clarify, when you say "lobe" whether you mean of the lung, the liver, or what structure (it certainly makes a difference in the answer we can offer). Also, what are your risk factors regarding travel, for infection, medications taken, occupational exposures, and past medical history? Were the nodules described as solid, cystic, complex, granulomatous, vascular, etc. & how were they found? ...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