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Non Calcified Lung Parenchymal Nodule In Right Lower Lobe
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?
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
What is a pasterior right lower lobe pareachynal nodule abutting. The pleaura exhibits stripped internal calcification just need to know what it is
A : A parenchymal nodule is an area of abnormal density in the tissue of the lung. The fact that it abuts the pleura means that it is at the edge of the lung. Based on that description alone, this could be just about anything, from an area of infection to a tumor. The fact that is contains calcium in it means that it has been present for a while, and that usually means a benign process, but that can't really be determined without comparing to old studies or doing follow-up images to show no change over time. ...Read more
I have a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out.Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung CT. Several pleural tags bilateral upper lobes. 7mm nodule peripheral right lower lobe. What are causes for pleural tags not related to nodule?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9mm lung nodule found lower lobe on abdomininal scan. Follow up scan 6 months later nodule grew to 1.5 cm. PET scan no uptake former smoker 15 yrs ago?
Needs Biopsy: Follow the treating Physician's advise. With rapid increase in 6 months; getting tisuue Dx is always very helpful. Other wise you will be worried all the time until another Imaging study is done . Excision Bx is the way to go ( removing the nodule) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a CT done on my abdominal area and it found a 3mm non calcified subpleural nodule seen posterolaterally in the left lower lobe. Thoughts?
Frequent finding: Ct's frequently show "incidental" findings. In most cases, they do not represent any serious disease. Often your radiologist and physician will recommend some follow-up, such as repeating the ct in about 3 months to make sure the nodule isn't growing (ie a possible cancer, rather than old scar). If you are at high risk for lung cancer (a smoker), more tests might be ordered immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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