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Lobe (Overview)

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 lobe of the liver).


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What is the definition or description of: lobe?

What is the definition or description of: lobe?

Part: 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 lobe of the liver). ...Read more

Lobe (Overview)

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 lobe of the liver).


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What is the function of the upper lobe?

What is the function of the upper lobe?

Upper lobe of?: You need to be more specific. There are lots of organs and structures with multiple lobes. Do you mean the upper lobe of the lung, the thyroid, the liver? Give us a more specific question and we'll happily give you a good answer. :-). ...Read more

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How is memory related to the temporal lobes?

How is memory related to the temporal lobes?

More short term: Immediate memory involves subiculum. Short-term otherwise, the connections between subrhinal and entorhinal cortices to hippocampus via perforant pathway. More complex longer lasting memory traces involve gray matter and multiple association areas. Best way to understand is the model of alzheimer's, damage early to nerves in these pathways. ...Read more

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Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

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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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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What will cause pneumonia in the upper right lobe?

Many organisms: Many organisms (bacteria, viruses etc.) can cause infection in right upper lobe. The type of infection also depends on the age of the patient, their immune status & other coexisting medical conditions. Tests that can be done to identify the causative organism include sputum culture or culture of specimen obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (washing of the involved lung segment). Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if a person has front lobe meningioma?

What does it mean if a person has front lobe meningioma?

Benign tumor: Frontal lobe meningioma is a benign tumor of the covering of the brain (meninges) if indicated can be removed by neurosurgery. ...Read more

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Infiltrate same as atelectasis in rigth lobe consistent?

Infiltrate same as atelectasis in rigth lobe consistent?

Unclear question: Infiltrate on chest radiograph is nonspecific term that can represent many different conditions in the lung and has to be interpreted in the clinical context. Common things being common infection ; atelectasis are always a consideration. In the appropriate distribution, appearance ; clinical context pulmonary edema, aspiration, infarct and even tumor should also be considered. Talk to your doctor. ...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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What does "suspicious densities seen at the upper lobe" mean. ..

Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does this mean: 'small gliotic area is seen in left basifrontal lobe'?

Gliosis: Like does not mean much of anything - sounds like at best perhaps an old traumatic injury or infection in this region - not much to do about this findings ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

Ear Lobe Stretcher: Stretching of pearced ear lobe to apply certain jewelry. ...Read more

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I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

I have pain in both ear lobes what causes this?

General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. Your symptoms are non-specific and may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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What is focal linear scar right lobe?

What is focal linear scar right lobe?

Scar: If my suggestion is right you mean scar in right lobe of lung. It's usually scar of previous lung infection like tuberculosis or pneumonia or others old problems - pleuritis, atelectasis, trauma, surgery. ...Read more

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What is an 8mm lesion left hepatic lobe?

What is an 8mm lesion left hepatic lobe?

Could be many things: It depends on how they described it. The most common is a benign liver cyst. The next most common are benign lesions such as hemangiomas. If the liver has cirrhosis, this could represent a regenerative nodule. Less likely causes are cancer. You should discuss this with your doctor and determine what follow up is needed. ...Read more

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How can you get the infection out of a lobe?

How can you get the infection out of a lobe?

Lobe of what?: If you are referring to a lobe of a lung, resolution of the infection with antibiotics will generally result in the body resorbing the inflammatory exudates without permanent discernible damage. If you are referring to an earlobe, treatment with hot compresses and possibly antibiotics may be needed. If it is a lobe of another organ, be specific and reframe your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could right middle lobe syndrome ever go away?

Mgt: The right middle lobe is prone to areas of collapse, but if the underlying condition is treated it may resolve. ...Read more