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Liner opacity is partially visulized in the periphery of the visualized left lung base, likley part of the major fissure rather than a pulmonary node.

Liner opacity is partially visulized in the periphery of the visualized left lung base, likley part of the major fissure rather than a pulmonary node.

Scar vs. atelectasis: This could be a scar from a previous lung infection or discoid atelectasis, which is collapse of a very small portion of lung frequently due to mucus plugging. This should not cause any symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath (sob). ...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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CT results PROMINENT MEDIASTINAL AND LEFT HILAR ENLARGEMENT WITH A SMALL 9MM NODULE ALONG THE MAJOR FISSURE OF THE LEFT LUNG what does this mean?

Mediastinal and: hilar enlargement generally imply enlarged lymph nodes in those regions. There are numerous causes of enlarged lymph nodes. You need to talk to your doctor about what it means in your particular case. The 9mm nodule may or may not be related or significant. ...Read more

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Went CT scan-Lungs:Triangular pleural based opacity in the right minor fissure may represent perifissural lymph node, otherwise base clear.feel worry?

Went CT scan-Lungs:Triangular pleural based opacity in the right minor fissure may represent perifissural lymph node, otherwise base clear.feel worry?

Depends on symptoms.: Interpreting findings on X-rays depends on your symptoms & prior medical condition(s). So...why was the CT scan obtained? Were you coughing? Fever? Any history of cancer or lymphoma? A lymph node in the fissure is not worrisome unless your symptoms or history point to it being abnormal. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to the ordering doctor / Radiologist if you have concerns or symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Can your lungs regenerate itself?

No lung regeneration: An adult lung does not grow new tissue; however, injured lung may potentially recover partial or near normal function. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacteria such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and i can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more

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How serious are nogels in the lungs?

How serious are nogels in the lungs?

Depends: That depends on the size, shape, calcification, location, age of the person, history of cigarettes smoking, exposure to fungal illness etc. The causes of lung nodules are many including scar tissue, old fungal or tuberculous infection, cancer, blood vessel, benign tumors of lungs etc, hence, evaluation by a lung specialist is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Why do I keep getin collasped lungs ?

Pneumothorax: Some people, especially athletic teenaged men, simply experience multiple episodes of unexplained lung rupture and collapse. I hope you don't smoke and that your physicians have talked about pleurodesis to prevent more episodes, and ruled out antitrypsin deficiency, sarcoidosis, and adult-type cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more