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Doctor insights on: Lungs Show A Pleural Based Nodule

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What does a 7 mm right apical bleb. A 3mm subpleural right apical nodule and minimal pleural based nodularity at the left lung apex ?

Too small yet: A blel is a bubble, atype of emphysema. Could be from an infection, inhalational injury (fumes, odors or smoking) or genetic.Nodules are too small to categorized but should be follow ...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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History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy ?

History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy ?

Hope not: Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old x-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you. ...Read more

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My mom age 60yrs had severe cough with expectorant since 6yrs , CT lungs shows small calification nodule in sub pleural region in rt basal lung?

My mom age 60yrs had severe cough with expectorant since 6yrs , CT lungs shows small calification nodule in sub pleural region in rt basal lung?

Calcified: Th cough and the nodule may not be related. A calcified nodule is frequently benign. If it is the only abnormality on scan, commonly recommended is another scan 3-6 months later to be certain it's not growing. If no growth in 3-6 months, another scan at 1 year might be suggested. ...Read more

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My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

Could be recurrence: This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed. See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding. Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lung nodule on pleural surface vs subpleural?

What is the difference between lung nodule on pleural surface vs subpleural?

Pleural/subpleural: A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure.The thin space between the two pleural layers is known as the pleural cavity and normally contains a small amount of pleural fluid. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall. The inner pleura (visceral pleura) covers the lungs and adjoining structures.The subpleura is below it ...Read more

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Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?

Pleural bassed nodule at posterior aspect os mid cephalad right lower lobe of lung 7 x 4 mm. Also linear atelectasis within right midlung. Age 73?

Future evaluation: Nodules can be very common in the chest. A lot of the decision of what to do with your nodule depends on your smoking history. If you have never smoked then the likelihood that this represents an early cancer is low. There is a national guideline in the United States for repeating a series of ct scans to ensure that the nodule does not grow. Your doctor will plan this out with you. ...Read more

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An ER visit and CT noted an 8mm sub pleural nodule on low/right lung. Said to retake CT in 3 mos. Should I see a pulmonologist sooner? or wait?

Wait: That nodule is too small to characterize. Following up according to guidelines is probably what the pulmonologist will tell you. Other, considerations include family history and your personal smoking history. ...Read more

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Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain(heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion?Should i be worried?Worse when i breathe deeply

Have lung nodules that are growing &massive chest pain(heart is fine) could this be a pleural effusion?Should i be worried?Worse when i breathe deeply

Yes, go to the DR.: Yes, that does not sound good, you need to be seen right away. You could have a pleural effusion, but that does not explain the nodules . I assume you had a chest x-ray? Someone sent you in for that , right?....Better go back and get fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

I  had breast cancer  a year ago and had a right mastecnomy. Now they have found pleural nodules in right and left lower lobes 5mm, 4, 8mm, 2, 4mm, 4.5mm should I be worried about lung cancer.?

While these are: Quite tiny, this appears ominous. It would help to know the facts at dx: tumor size, nodal status; er, pr, her-2-neu status. These would influence probabilities. Some treatment, particularly taxanes, can cause pulmonary findings. Go over this with you team, primarily medical oncologist. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more