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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


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Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

Throid nodules. Upper right lobe hot, lower right lobe cold 3.4cm. Does that mean I have hyper and hypo thyriodism at the same time?

No, the activity: Of individual nodules on a thyroid scan may not, in and of themselves, imply hyper or hypothyroidism, which are diagnoses based on systemic symptoms and blood levels. Certainly, however, an autonomous hot nodule could result in hyperthyroidism. Cold nodules have a higher chance of malignancy(although still relatively low), and biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise, speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?

Time: The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here.
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I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. Extensive Bullous on lungs. Question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?

I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. Extensive Bullous on lungs. Question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?

Obsrervation: Continue current treatment.& pulmonologist's rec.

Avoid cough- use liberal amount of cough meds whichever works for you.

Supplements- visit drhoffman.com may help you. ...Read more

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Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe. Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices. Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe. Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices. Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Enlarged carinal lymph node.?

Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read more

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Spitting blood when clearing throat for 6 mns no notable fever/cough chest CT show nodules in left upper lobe smoking for past 12 years I am 29?

Spitting blood when clearing throat for 6 mns no notable fever/cough chest CT show nodules in left upper lobe smoking for past 12 years I am 29?

Need more Eval: Probably need to see a chest specialist. Might need to have bronchoscopy where they look down into the lung. They might do cultures for bacteria and fungal and TB infection as well as look for suspicious cells in your sputum. You should also quit smoking, also! Now you have a good reason. ...Read more

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CT-scan report of 2 noncalcified nodules in the upper lobe of my right lung. Should I still be cleared to have arthroscopic knee surgery next wk?

CT-scan report of 2 noncalcified nodules in the upper lobe of my right lung.  Should I still be cleared to have arthroscopic knee surgery next wk?

Probably : These are chronic, and shouldn't cause cancellation of your knee surgery. They do need to be followed, or compared to old X-rays if available to ensure stability. May also need a ct scan at some point. Ask your primary care to follow up with this and recommend a course of action after your knee is fixed. Hope this helps! And good luck with the operation! ...Read more

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What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged. (3:24)?

What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged.
(3:24)?

More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign. ...Read more

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Is a 6mm pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe too small to biopsy?

Is a 6mm pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe too small to biopsy?

Probably so: Biopsy of a lung nodule depends on the size and location. A nodule smaller than 1 cm is difficult to biopsy. A nodule located too close to the heart or main blood vessels is difficult to biopsy. A nodule too adjacent to the ribs may also be difficult to biopsy. In your case ct follow up at intervals by established guidelines may be considered. ...Read more

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I had a chest xray done and they found nodules in my right upper lobe and left hilar area? What does this mean?

Nonspecific: Nodules and node in hilar area can be related commonly to infections and sometimes to tumor. Consult physician for further testing, physical exam, and pertinent history, for example exposure to certain bacteria and fungi. ...Read more

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My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

No: Hypodense lesion is an ultrasound term that describes the appearance of a thyroid nodule. Most thyroid nodules are hypodense, and most of these nodules are benign. If it is over 1 cm in size, fine needle biopsy of the nodule should be considered to determine if it is benign or not. ...Read more

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A CT finding of a, stellate 1.6 x 1.1 CM subpleural right anterior segment upper lobe nodule is present. Additional 2mm middle lobe nodule is cancer?

Could Be: The right upper lobe nodule sounds most suspicious and may require some sort of biopsy to be sure. Comparison with any older imaging studies might add more information. The 2mm nodule is too small to assess and would likely be put under surveillance.

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What do you recommend if I had a cat scan with IV dye and doctors found a 2.8 mm subpleural upper lobe nodule on my lung- just wondering what does that mean?

Incidental nodule: According to the Fleischner Society guidelines, if you are a low risk patient(nonsmoker etc.), no follow up is necessary for a nodule this size. The risk of malignancy is miniscule. If you are a higher risk patient, follow up CT in 12 months, and if no change, no further follow up. ...Read more

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Old CT reports . No lung lesions. New CT reports ..... Upper lobe nodule remains unchanged. Mcrc patient. Confussed plz advise?

Old CT reports . No lung lesions. 
New CT reports ..... Upper lobe nodule remains unchanged.

Mcrc patient. Confussed plz advise?

Missed nodule?: It is possible that the nodule was so small that it was missed on the first CT report. Whenever you have a CT scan or xray the radiologists always looks back and the previous one for comparison. It is possible that the radiologist that read the more recent CT saw something that was missed earlier. The fact that it is unchanged between CT reports means it is probably benign. ...Read more

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My CT scan revealed biapical upper lobe nodules. I am having trouble breathing. Should I be worried?

My CT scan revealed biapical upper lobe nodules.  I am having trouble breathing.  Should I be worried?

LUNG LESIONS: Since you have problem breathing and bilateral upper lobe lesions, you have to see a lung specialists. ...Read more

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Confused. Mcrc patient. Old CT scan says no lung lesions. New CT report 4 months after . "Another upper lobe nodule which remains unchanged "?

The nodule: May not have been commented on in the first scan, but it was noticed in the second CT. When the interpreting radiologist saw the nodule, he probably reviewed the old one and found it there too. A stable nodule is often a good thing in the right context. Talk to your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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