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Lung Nodule With Bacteria Infection
Vats wedge lung resection on solitary nodule. Results: multiple necrotizing granulomas negative for microorganisms afb & gms. Lymph nodes benign fibroadipose tissue. Tissue being cultured for what?
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
Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?
Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia: Primary lung infection most commonly means pneumonia. Regression means that the infection has decreased since the last study. Hyperaerated lungs can mean that the patient took an intentional deep inspiration or that there is air trapping due to airway blockage, which can be due to asthma, COPD, and other causes. ...Read more
Pneumonia: The fluid filling the alveolus, secondary to infection, is quite simply pus/ purulence that develops as white blood cells kill the infectant. A good amount of damage to alveolar cells also occurs due to proteins released from white blood cells designed to recruit more cells to area of infection, creating breaks in cell lining. This causes increased swelling/ fluid leak into air spaces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would small cell lung cancer in a mediastinal lymph node be classed as cancer of unknown primary if lung was clear on imaging.
SCLC arises next: to the bronchi and may not be visible on CT imaging in spite of the fact that it has already spread to a lymph node. Very rarely this same type of tumor arises in the prostate, cervix or gastrointestinal tract. Perhaps a sophisticated imaging technique such as PET scanning could detect the primary tumor in the lung, though knowing the type of tumor already can guide their treatment effectively. ...Read more
Inflammation leftface salivary glands & lymph nodes-no bacterial viralfungal & immune-spinal tap high protein-hx metastatic breast cancer w bone mets?
Possible mets: There is a type of breast cancer called lobular breast cancer that tends to metastasize to lymph nodes and salivary glands. Her2 positive breast cancer can also behave this way. I think your swollen salivary glands and lymph nodes are due to metastatic breast cancer. Make sure your doctor considers this possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hav, haemophilius influenza bacterial infection in lungs and bronchiectasis, recurrent lung infection with difficulty breathing. I am non smoker. ?
Bronchiectasis: Not sure what you're asking. Bronchiectasis is associated with frequent lung infections and shortness of breath. It can have a genetic relationship and doesn't need to be caused by smoking. Patients with this condition should be followed by a dr. And may need chronic medications. ...Read more
CT showed small area mild pneumonia or clearing infection. Radiologist/ onc agree. Can sinus drainage cause pneumonia? Mild cough no fever. See prev.
Lag effect: Most important fact is the way you feel..remember that. Xray and CT scans can lag behind the way you clinical present and feel by a day or two. ...Read more
CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?
Caseating granulomas: This sounds like tuberculosis, but may conceivably be systemic fungal infection like Histoplasmosis, rarely lymphoma or sarcoidosis. In India this is probably TB and either should be treated empirically or wait for the results of the biopsied lymph nodes. Sounds as if your doctor is very astute and would heed their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have 1 yellowish encapsulated pustule like in the wall of pharynx, swollen neck lymph node, lymphocytosis,normal WBC,,untreated with antibiotics.tnx?
Complex: Complex problem. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
Mediastinal lymph node biopsy, small cell lung cancer. Lungs clear on CT. Is this an unknown primary or not, ie does sclc mean primary must be in lung?
Could a finding of left hilar lymph node calcification been caused by a pneumonia infection 2 decades ago? Could it be cancer? No TB hist. Chest pain
Node calcifications: Nodal calcifications mean a lot of different things in people. It can be due to old infections (specifically things like atypical mycobacterial infections more like histoplasmosis and coccidiomycosis). TB can do this as well so it should be checked. You can also get this from inhaling certain dusts. Concentric calcifications are mostly benign and no further testing is needed. Cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do pleural effusion, enlarged heart, abnormal looking lungs, kidney lesion (def not kidney infect) & esophagus "grit" have anything in common?
Complex problem: Certainly, CHF can lead to repercussions to the other organ systems you mentioned. Unfortunately, this format is not capable of diagnosing and explaining all that may be going on. I would start by seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?
Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more
No pleural mass in chest CT scan,clear pleural exudate (lab results say it is exudate not transudate).No fever or cough. Rule out lung cancer?
Lung Cancer unlikely: In a 30 year old, Lung cancer is not a likely cause of pleural effusion. Depending on other test results and symptoms(?any Fever), TB is one diagnosis high on the list. Your doctor should do further testing for TB and you may need emiric Anti-TB treatment if your fluid keeps reaccumulating or if you have fever on an ongoing basis and if there is significant weight loss. ESR is a useful test to do. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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