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Nodular Opacity In Lung
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
My X-ray shows a nodular opacity in right lung. I had a ctscan and it does not show it; in the CT scan everything is clear. Which one is more accurate?
Unknown: It depends on your history. The possibilities are many. You will probably need a ct for more information. ...Read more
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und
Opacity= difficult : To see through.This could represent a collection of thickened lung tissue secondary to under inflation (not breathing deep) or pneumonia, or several blood vessels & ribs overlying one another. The description must take into account why the x-ray was obtained & the other factors of the interpretation. ...Read more
Specialist: An infectious disease specialist or pulmonologist with experience in diagnosing and treating tb would be best to consult. He/she will also review the chest xray with the radiologist who interpreted your films and then recommend any further testing,treatment, or follow-up if deemed advisable. ...Read more
I have patchy opacity in both lungs & hypertrophied turbinates. can it be treated non surgically? is it temporary?
Nose gateway to lung: Hypertrophied nasal turbinates can be a sign of allergic rhinitis, which can be chronic and may require intermittent nasal steroids and other newer generation of antihistamines. Patchy opacities on lungs require closer evaluation w advance imaging like CT etc. to rule out major illnesses like TB, Sarcoidosis, CA, fungal infections, pulmonary fibrosis. Diagnosis may req. biopsy, which can be med tr ...Read more
Diagnosis: Lung Opacity is not a diagnosis or specific finding. It is a vague appearance seen on a chest X-ray or CT. The cause of the finding needs to be determined before a treatment is formulated. Causes can range from scarring from prior infections, trauma, fluid, infection, allergy, drowning, smoke inhalation, tumor, etc. ...Read more