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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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What is pleural parenchymal scarring in the upper lung?

What is pleural parenchymal scarring in the upper lung?

Scaring sack: Scar tissue in pleural sac which surrounds the lung from prior infection or trauma. ...Read more

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I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.

I have got a patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in my lungs. Please suggest a treatment to remove the scar from the lungs.

There's no medicine: That can remove the scar (fibrosis or plaques?) and surgery is not indicated for this purpose. This lung scar will outlive u so don't worry. Ask ur dr the cause of it — it could from exposure to asbestos, toxic fumes, residual effect of pneumonia, tb, or unknown cause. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Lung. Org/lung-disease/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-diagnosis. Html. ...Read more

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Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?

Old infection: Without visualizing the chest x-ray- I think this is most likely scaring from old infection(pneumonia, bronchitis)
a ct scan of the chest may add additional information. ...Read more

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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs.  Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Wat is meant by small patchy parenchymal scar on both apices in nect-chest screening?

Wat is meant by small patchy parenchymal scar on both apices in nect-chest screening?

Old infection: Small apical scarring usually is a sign of old, healed inflammation and/or infection in the lung tissue. Tb is a common infection in that area which you may have fought off successfully. I would consult your pcp or radiologist to see if any follow up is recommended. ...Read more

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What is biapical pleural parenchymal scarring? I also have an elevated d-dimer, a spleen cyst (8cm) and an abnormal chest xray. Can provide more bac

What is biapical pleural parenchymal scarring?  I also have an elevated d-dimer, a spleen cyst (8cm) and an abnormal chest xray.  Can provide more bac

Refer to your doctor: Or the doctor who ordered those imaging studies and blood tests, should be explained within a clinical context, cannot give any advice based on such truncated information, you can use HealthTap Prime for virtual consult if you wish to have an advice and / or a discussion of your case, good luck ...Read more

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Are scars on the lungs serious?

It Depends..: It depends on what was the cause of these scars are in the first place. Most "lung scars" are due to a condition that has resolved and therefore have little clinical significance. Larger areas of scarring might cause breathing problems. You should consult a physician as to the cause of the lung scars. ...Read more

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What does scarred lungs look like?

What does scarred lungs look like?

There are: Many forms of scarring of the lungs depending on its location, extent and cause. One example is on the Chest xray seen here where there is a large scar on the right upper lung. ...Read more

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Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Please can you explain how lungs become scarred?

Multiple causes: Causes include chronic lung infections, certain arthritis like lupus/rheumatoid arthritis/scleroderma etc /certain medications and idiopathic (unknown) cause. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to develop scar tissue on the lungs?

Yes: Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, exposure to scalding fumes
or disease processes like sarcoidosis as well as many other things. Yes lung tissue is really very fragile and susceptible to injury. ...Read more

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I have patchy parenchymal scars in both apices how to remove the scars?

I have patchy parenchymal scars in both apices how to remove the scars?

Don't need to: I'm not sure there would be any medical need to remove apical lung scars. ...Read more

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I have PTB and taking medicine for 4 months. I am worried when I get cured, that it will leave a scar on my lungs. How can I cure that?

Lung Scarring: Lung scaring from PTB (pulmonary tuberculosis) is in response to the inflammation from the infection. The sooner you are cured, the less scarring you will have. The lungs have tremendous reserve, so when treated promptly, your pulmonary function should remain good. ...Read more

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What is a lung scar?

What is a lung scar?

Residual fibrous rea: A scar is residual fibrousarea in lung after resolution of infection, inflammation or therapy reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more