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Patchy 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
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Chest xray: hyperinflation of lung fields with relative peripheral oligaemic lung fields.Features in keeping with emphysematous change. Pls explain?
Non-specific finding: Patchy opacities in lung fields indicate the presence of material more dense than the surrounding lung tissue (which is mostly filled with air). This is most commonly due to infections, but can also be the result of masses or inflammatory conditions. The results would need to be interpreted in conjunction with the medical history and a physical examination to determine the likely cause. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
Everything: Well almost everything. Certain infections, inflammatory diseases, pulmonary edema, scarring, and some "allergic" reactions to environmental exposures. distinguishing among these is impossible without more information. If you had an x-ray, talke to the doctor who took it, so they can review your history, and other findings on physical exam etc. to help narrow down the cause of this finding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar vs. Atelectasis: "bibasilar linear opacity" is a term used by radiologists to describe thin lines seen in the bases of both lungs. The typical cause for this are benign conditions such as atelectasis or scarring after a previous infection (pneumonia) . Comparison with previous chest x-rays to determine chronicity and/or cause may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Questionable small density at the left upper lung field and linear atelectasis is superimposed on the left hilum.What? Cancer? Remainder lungs clear.
Possible: The possibility of cancer is almost always there. The risk depends on the smoking history, family history of cancer, the size of the mass, etc.. Smokers are at higher risk. Certain cancers are familial. Larger spots and those with ragged edges are more likely to be cancerous. Consultation with oncologist or lung specialist may be considered.. ...Read more
Depends: The appearance/radiological description of a lung infiltrate can be helpful, but still non specific, unless it is part of the overall evaluation of the patient. In other words, the most accurate diagnoses depends on accurate history taking, physical examination, chest x ray description/appearance, and some bloodwork. Some common bugs may have atypical appearances on x ray, and viceversa... ...Read more
CT of ab says "There is groundglass attenuation in the left lung base in addition to curvilinear opacity, may be secondary to pulmonary fibrosis" ?
What does streaky infiltrates in both perihilar and basal regions and lung fields are hyperaerated in xray mean?
My chest X-ray showed biapical subpleural scaring. Mild chronic interstitaa changes in lung bases. What does this mean?
Nonspecific: Over time, the lungs may be exposed to many things including inhaled irritants, bacteria/viruses and even stomach acid in people with reflux. Over time, some scarring can develop in the lungs as a result of these insults. What you describe sounds like these types of changes, though you should discuss with your doctor to be sure you don't have some ongoing interstitial lung disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers