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Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Can scar tissue in lungs be surgically removed?

Yes: Yes, but then generally in the form of a Lobectomy (removal of a section of the lung). ...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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Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Yes: Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, exposure to scalding fumes
or disease processes like sarcoidosis as well as many other things. Yes lung tissue is really very fragile and susceptible to injury. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more

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Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: Many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right upper lung. ...Read more

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Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Multiple causes: Causes include chronic lung infections, certain arthritis like lupus/rheumatoid arthritis/scleroderma etc /certain medications and idiopathic (unknown) cause. ...Read more

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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction. ...Read more

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How to remove my lung scar so I can work?

Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so. ...Read more

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Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

Is it possible for scar tissue on the lungs to become cancer?

It's possible: There is precedence for scar turning into cancer. On the skin, long-standing scars can develop cancer so it's not out of the realm of possibility. Chronic irritation can contribute to changes. Usually it works in the opposite direction; cancer can mimic scar tissue and may not be diagnosed unless it grows. ...Read more

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Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Is it possible to work in singapore even if I have a lung scar?

Yes: I don't thing there should be any trouble. Occasionaally, scar coulb be secondary to tb, pt should have PPD checked and if positive pt should get treatment, but ther e is no contraindication for work. ...Read more

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Is there any idea about the scars on my lungs that have found during routine xray?

Old healeinflammatio: Lung scars are often seen on x-rays usually. Are due to infections but not active but left scars sometimes you have to tested for fungal TB and possible rare infections especially if have symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a calcification scar in my lungs, what does it mean? I'm not fit to work? Thanks

Old infection: When there is a small infection in the lungs the body stops it by walling it off with calcium. It's important to know what the original infection was since some kinds can reactivate. So it is a good idea to see a doctor that can diagnose the condition. You should be fit for work regardless. ...Read more

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Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Is a scar in the lungs cancer or tuberculosis?

Scar: Cancer grows while a scar stays stable or contracts. Old scars may be from old pneumonia, old tb, old thromboembolic disease, or (especially here in kansas city) histoplasmosis. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

What to do about my scar in the lungs, cancer or tuberculosis?

Consult: I would consult with a thoracic surgeon. Scars in the lungs can occur after a previous infection. As long as they remain stable in size, usually they are left alone. You doctor may request you to get additional imaging in the future to follow this lesion. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had a little scar tissue on my lungs can I feel anything from that?

Usually not: Most people that have scarring from infection or injury do not have any symptoms. If you start to have pain fever or cough you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?

No: The right upper lobe does not participate much in overall function of the lung. A scar in this area is usually well tolerated and doesn't cause any symptoms. Sometimes though a fungal infection can occur in the location of a prior TB scar. ...Read more

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Does every Primary Complex diagnosis cause scars on the lungs? Is this lifetime or any lung scar can clear up?

Does every Primary Complex diagnosis cause scars on the lungs? Is this lifetime or any lung scar can clear up?

Primary complex: Not every primary complex leaves a lung scar seen on X-Ray. It usually takes some calcification or growth of granulation tissue to be seen. Some of them heal completely without Leaving any trace. ...Read more

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I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.

I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.

There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it - it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more

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Why did I have my lung scar I do not have any history of lung disease, this is my big problems I cant go to saudi im a nurse pls help me?

Lung scar: There are so many causes of lung scarring. You are young and what comes to my mind is the so called
Ghon's complex usually in childhood and persist without having history of pulmonary disease. You should see a pulmonary specialist an d infectious disease specialist for evaluation and I am sure you can still go to Zaide after evaluation and treatment if needed. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more

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I had a recent ctscan and it said, lung scars/and or alectosis and plueral thickening of the lower left hemithorax. What does that mean exactly?

Scar: Like any part of the body, the lung from previous inflammation can develop scar or whiter are bunched up together. I don't know your history so it's hard to judge. This is the same for the pleural thickening. If with calcification would be worrisome for asbestos exposure. Atelectases are smaller airways that are not fully open and aerated from many causes including poor inspiration. ...Read more

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What does a chronic scar at the lingular segment of the left upper lobe of the lung mean?

Met: 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

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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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Minimal fibrotic scars seen in lower base lung. Does it indicate TB?

TB: Not necessarily. Old TB is generally seen in the upper lobes. Fibrotic scars may be the result of old nontuberculous pneumonia ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more