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Could you explain my report. Stable foci of nodular pleural thickening measuring 3 mm along right minor fissure and 4 mm along right lateral inferior?

Could you explain my report.
Stable foci of nodular pleural thickening measuring 3 mm along right minor fissure  and 4 mm along right lateral inferior?

There are lots: of questions here. While you don't say, this sounds like a report from an imaging test such as a CT/MRI of the lung. The pleura is a thin membrane that covers the lungs. Thickening results from scarring, infection, tumors, etc. Unfortunately, most NODULAR pleural thickening is the result of cancer..either metastatic from the lung, breast or elsewhere, or mesothelioma. Your doctor can elaborate. ...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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In ur opinion, when should someone be worried about a pleural-based nodular? I have one that is 1cm and not happy with it, its claimed to be nothing

In ur opinion, when should someone be worried about a pleural-based nodular?  I have one that is 1cm and not happy with it, its claimed to be nothing

?Lung nodule: Lung nodules are very common, and can be very stress causing, as certainly you want to be sure it is not a cancerous lesion. In 2005, the Fleishner Society published recomendations for the mangament of certain nodules under a certain size. The attached link has the criteria that should be followed to monitor the area. Best wishes. http://www.med.umich.edu/rad/res/Fleischner-nodule.htm ...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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6 x 8 mm stable spiculated apical plueral based nodular scarring & pulmonary nodules 4 x 6 mm. Follow up CT scan in 6 mos. Ok? Quit smoking 20 yrs ago

6 x 8 mm stable spiculated apical plueral based nodular scarring & pulmonary nodules 4 x 6 mm. Follow up CT scan in 6 mos. Ok? Quit smoking 20 yrs ago

Lung nodules: Based on the size and the risk factors, i think a follow up approach with serial ct chest for a total period of 2 years would be recommended and is evidence-based. The second ct chest would be in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What causes mild pleural thickening?

What causes mild pleural thickening?

Many things: Pleural thickening is usually noticed on a ct chest which was performed for other reasons. Different exposures such as asbestos, previous infections, surgeries, or previous pleural effusions can leave thickening. Obviously if there are any concerning features than it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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What does bilateral pleural thickening mean?

What does bilateral pleural thickening mean?

See below: Pleura is the lining of the lung. It usually is extremely thin. Occasionally, especially after an infection, it may appear thickened on an xray. Bilateral means on both lungs. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "Pleural thickening, left. Suspicious right apical infiltrates. and apicolordotic view? because my dr suggests this to me.

What is the meaning of "Pleural thickening, left. Suspicious right apical infiltrates. and apicolordotic view? because my dr suggests this to me.

Your doctor is : probably worried that you might have tuberculosis; either active, or chronic with scarring. Since you live in Philippines where TB is endemic, any abnormality in the top of the lung (the apex) is assumed to be TB until proven otherwise. Your doctor may order more tests and if he believes you have active TB, will put you on several medications that you must take for several months. ...Read more

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What is minimal pleural effusion or thickening right?

What is minimal pleural effusion or thickening right?

Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis(tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read more

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Thickened Small loculated left pleural effusion 4.2mm which is not aspirable What it can be??

Loculated pleural: This is most likely related to infection unless a trauma has recently occurred and then this can be related to secondary infection of a pool of blood that collected in the chest called a hemothorax. If it is only 4 mm this is too small for aspiration and usually will be treated with antibiotics/observation and CT to rule out malignancy which I am assuming has been done. ...Read more

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I have a result for my Xray.i have a mild apical pleural thickening at back right.please help me what can i do.what is the good medicine for this.tha?

I have a result for my  Xray.i have a mild apical pleural thickening at back right.please help me what can i do.what is the good medicine for this.tha?

There is: no treatment for this. Usually, it is an incidental finding of little or no current clinical significance. It is usually the result of prior infection, inflammation, or possibly trauma. ...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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1.My xray reading is Stable residual changes both upper lubes 2. pleural thickening bilateral. I suffer for TB and medicated for 6months ?

1.My xray reading is Stable residual changes both upper lubes 2. pleural thickening bilateral. I suffer for TB and medicated for 6months ?

Keep up Medication: The x ray reading is consistent with Pulmonary TB which is "not changing="stable) on Medication. Keep up the medication until your Health Care Provider tells you to stop! Hope this Helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I had ptb in 2009 and was treated and thereafter every my xray was ok but this year the impression was minimal pleural thickening and/or effusion bila?

I had ptb in 2009 and was treated and thereafter every my xray was ok but this year the impression was minimal pleural thickening and/or effusion bila?

In my mind: there would be a big difference between "minimal pleural thickening" after treatment for pulmonary TB and effusion (perhaps you got cut off and meant "bilateral"). Pleural thickening could easily represent scarring, but an effusion, or fluid collection, could indicate something much more current/active. Review this x-ray finding with your TB treating physician. More tests likely needed. Stay well ...Read more

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What does low density nodular thickening of both adrenal glands without suspicious enhancement,presumably on the basis of small adenomas mean on my c?

What does low density nodular thickening of both adrenal glands without suspicious enhancement,presumably on the basis of small adenomas  mean on my c?

Nodular adrenals: You may have a form of Conn's Syndrome. Come to my Yahoo Group hyperaldoseronism@Yahoo.com where I have 1,300 like you. Need pictures too see if you look like you have Cushing's Syndrome. ...Read more

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Abnormal FDG activity involving pleural thickening in Rt lower lateral lung base compatible with inflammatory VS early neoplasticism disease. Meaning?

Abnormal FDG activity involving pleural thickening in Rt lower lateral lung base compatible with inflammatory VS early neoplasticism disease. Meaning?

Pleural thickening: It means that the pleural thickening is metabolically active(i.e. It is not chronic scarring, which would be inactive). The 2 main possibilities for this, as you mention, are an active inflammation, which is benign, or neoplastic disease(tumor). Speak with your doctor. If the answer is not clear based on your entire clinical picture, biopsy could be needed to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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I had a chest X-ray which came back saying mild biapical pleural thickening. What is this and what should be the next steps?

I had a chest X-ray which came back saying mild biapical pleural thickening. What is this and what should be the next steps?

Old infection: Apical pleural thickening can be result of previous infection such as tuberculosis. It usually means inactive disease. Can see physician for possible TB testing. ...Read more

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What does abnormal cardiac enzymes in the blood mean? And does it relate to pleural thickening of the lungs?

What does abnormal cardiac enzymes in the blood mean? And does it relate to pleural thickening of the lungs?

Not related: Cardiac enzymes is the general term for chemicals that are inside heart muscle cells. If problems in the heart such as heart attack or other strain, they will be detectible in the blood. This would not be related to thickening of pleural lung tissue. ...Read more

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