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What is the definition or description of: Lung thickening?

What is the definition or description of: Lung thickening?

Lung thickening: Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur with some lung diseases. ...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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Does surgery effect dead lung tissue?

Does surgery effect dead lung tissue?

Depends: Depending on situation surgery may be required to remove dead or devitalized lung tissue. ...Read more

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Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Can localised 2nd degree contact burns on ribcage (metal rod 20 second contact) damage underlying lung tissue?

Highly unlikely: It depends on if there is any other trauma with the impact of the rod, but a 2nd degree burn itself should not cause any damage to the lung. A 2nd degree burn by definition is only a partial thickness injury to the skin only, so you should have no worries. ...Read more

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How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

How does the lung tissue of a smoker look in comparison to a healthy lung tissue?

Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more

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What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

? COPD?: Ghee I googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more

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Does a person in the final stages of emphysema ever cough up lung tissue?

Does a person in the final stages of emphysema ever cough up lung tissue?

Heart Disease: The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd). ...Read more

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Depends: Tb settles in lung and nodes commonly.
Depending on area and degree of scarring, nodes and lung (Ghon complexes) and pleura can be affected and scar and calcify over time. ...Read more

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A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.

A 5 y. O. Child with shortness of breath & clearing her thoat, X-ray showed high density lung tissue markings. What is it? Pls recommend a tratment.

Several possibls: Without doing an exam and seeing the x-ray it leaves too much to speculate about. This could be a mild viral process or a true pneumonia. The primary ordering the x-ray has more data to work with and should provide the diagnosis and plan for treatment. ...Read more

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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor (s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...Read more

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Are all ID's, Toxins, Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

Are all ID's, Toxins, Pathogens in the brain tissue or lung tissue detectable through blood work if smoked or inhaled via nose and/or mouth?

No, of course not: Modern doctors are good, but they're not THAT good. In reality, there are many potential infections or toxins that have yet to be studied and thus are unknown to modern medicine at this time. ...Read more

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Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Suspicious: Any mass or lump in the lung is suspicious. If you are talking about a lump you feel in the soft tissue around the chest cavity area. These are not malignant ...Read more

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What does thickening of interstitial lung markings mean?

On a CT usually: This refers to a finding seen on x-rays, more specifically ct scans of the chest. It can be seen on plain chest x-rays, but is less reliable. It refers to a more prominent appearance of the normally very slight, nearly invisible linear markings near the periphery of your lungs. It can be caused by many things. "fibrosis" or scarring is the most concerning, but by no means the only cause. ...Read more

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What could cause a lung nodule to thicken?

Growth: If a lung nodule thickens, that means it is growing. Whether this is cancer, infection or anything else, you need to find out. ...Read more

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Which is nodular pleural thickening of the right lung base?

Which is nodular pleural thickening of the right lung base?

Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...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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From a CAT scan: what does "Thymic gland tissue IN lungs" mean?

From a CAT scan: what does "Thymic gland tissue IN lungs" mean?

It may be: Just a poorly worded sentence. The thymus gland is not located in the lung, although it is in the thoracic cavity (anterior mediastinum). Residual thymic tissue in the mediastinum is normal at your age. An invasive thymic malignancy could involve the lungs, but otherwise it is impossible to have thymic tissue in the lungs, and even if it was, CT wouldn't be able to tell what it is. ...Read more

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Lung xray shows pleural thickening. Is that precursor to cancer?

Lung xray shows pleural thickening. Is that precursor to cancer?

Perhaps: There are many reasons for pleural thickening. Visit with your doctor; a ct scan may be useful to find out why you have this thickening. ...Read more

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Are my lungs tissues destroyed with emphysema?

Yes: Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue, most often due to smoking. And once the tissue is gone, it is gone, unfortunately. So, if you are smoking, stop. ...Read more

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What lung diseases do not directly affect the tissue of the lungs?

What lung diseases do not directly affect the tissue of the lungs?

Extra pleural mesoth: Extra pleural mesothelioma is outside of the lung tissue, but affects chest wall movement and compliance, therefore creates restrictive lung disease without really altering the lung tissue itself. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Lung Thickening (Definition)

Lung thickening = pleura or lining of lungs becomes thicker or has greater depth. May occur ...Read more