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My 5 year old daughter has a paratrecheal mass in one lung. What could this be? We have been told it was hystoplasmosis, leukemia, or tuberculosis.

My 5 year old daughter has a paratrecheal mass in one lung. What could this be? We have been told it was hystoplasmosis, leukemia, or tuberculosis.

Paratracheal mass: I don't believe that any of those 3 diagnosis can explain that paratracheal mass based on the usual clinical presentation and radiographic presentation of those diseases. I think that she should have a proper ct scan chest with high resolution and see a cardiothoracic surgeon for consultation. Could it be some kind of anatomic anomaly or diverticulum is possible. ...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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If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

If u have two lung mass that's  3.0cm both in the right and several
Small66mm should I be worry?

Worry or not: need biopsy of at least one nodule , the 3 cm one . If biopsy comes OK no need to worry ( lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one ) Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

What does a 5-6cm mass in the lungs look like?

2 to 2.5 inches.: The word "mass" is typically used to describe a solid growth. One that is 6 cm would measure approximately 2 to 2.5 inches in size. The color, consistency and borders of the mass would be different depending upon the make up of the mass (infectious/inflammatory process versus benign tumor versus malignant tumor). ...Read more

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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass. Take care! ...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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I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung,so what is next. ?

Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsied. If possible, this is done through a scope passed down the windpipe. Sometimes that won't reach and biopsy must be done through the chest wall, guided by CT scan. In special cases biopsy is done with a scope through the chest wall or surgically. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Not always : But it should be evaluated. Depending on it size and appearance, your doc may be more or less inclined to get a biopsy. I'm assuming he/she will if it is a "mass" and not a "tiny nodule" but not much more can be said with the info provided. Make sure you see your family doc and he/she will decide on the next step. If you smoke, this is the time to quit. ...Read more