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Persistent Scarring At Right Lung Apex
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
Male 30,Chest CT shows 6 mm nodular density in the left upper lobe,minimal bibasilar dependent atelectasis, have shortness of breath,it needs surgery?
Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. - Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?
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
Anatomic description: This indicates the anatomic location of scarring along the inner wall of the chest cavity. In and of itself it is diagnostic. It's is simply the end result of an injury. It is your clinicians job to help you determine the cause, if possible, of the injury and the need for further evaluation (testing or biopsy or follow up) and need for treatment. ...Read more
Have acute pain in right side rib area that is moe intense with deep breaths and cough. 5th year right sided lung cancer servivor and recent lung inf?
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?
Follow up of nodule: The linear atelectasis is nothing to worry about. The pleural based nodule sounds like a potentially benign nodule. Surveillance of a nodule of this size, however, is frequently recommended, particularly if you have a smoking history. Please sure to talk to your doctor for the appropriate steps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge letter "subtle ventilation defect seen lower right lobe of lung airways disease (infection) possibility ? Does this mean copd or worse?
Help! What does having chronic inflammatory lesion with small emphysematous bullae at apical segment of left upper lobe mean?
I am not: entirely sure what they mean by chronic inflammatory lesion. You should probably ask your doctor. ...Read more
Cured from PTB 1 year back.got scar tissue on right upper lung & midzonal consolidation. Sometimes get shortness of breath. What is the cause?
Many conditions: It is possible with loss of volume due to scarring to have shortness of breath, from your description the scar tissue is in a specific focused area. I would suggest discussing other causes with your physician. A lung function test and oxygen saturation test can be performed. Avoid smoke and document any history of wheezing with your doctor and Virtual pulmonary healthtap consult appt ...Read more
HRCT scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe.w/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. What is the meaning? Prognosis
Hard to know: The findings indicate changes to lung structure in these areas, possibly some scarring and possibly with some fluid/inflammation of the smallest air pockets. Without more knowledge of the clinical history, however, any meaningful interpretation is impossible. The physician who ordered the test will discuss within context of the medical situation. ...Read more
Xray : Right lung upper zone shows patchy fibrocalcific changes. Remaining lung fields are clear. Evidence of bilateral bifid rib L anterior 4 R 3?
Consult ordering dr: Bifid ribs are congenital and usually are of no consequence and are variations of normal. Fibrocalcific disease is probably related to previous granulomatous infection. Most common is tuberculosis. In Southwest coccidiodomycosis is fungal cause. In midwest Blastomycosis is usually cause. Long term antibiotic treatment sounds like a chronic infection like one of the above. Various testing available ...Read more
My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?
Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more
Ct shows parenchymal scarring of both lung apex. Pleurisy/pericarditis this summer but pain never totally went away. Could this scarring cause pain?
7 weeks post left lobar pneumonia and right lower fluid, ct scan shows scarring inflammation right lower. Is this post pneumonia? autoimmune disease?
Pneumonia: Pneumonia and empyema (pus in the pleural space) can produce scarring, depending on the organism, the duration of infection and your reaction to it. Autoimmune disease would be less likely with what you describe, but if this concerns you greatly, seeing an infectious diseases expert or a pulmonologist might be helpful. ...Read more
Chest x ray PA view shows fibrosis in mid lower zones and bronchitic changes are seen, can it be pulmonary fibrosis?
Xray report diffuse reticular shadowing throughout both lungs with reduced lung volumes also the right side No large pleural effusion or pneumothorax.
I had a ct done and it says "small focal area of pleural parenchymal fibrosis in mid posterior right chest"?
Likely benign: This could be from an old infection you had in the lung but it could also be due to other causes such as auto immune conditions. However, it's less likely to be anything serious. It's important for me to know why you had a CT in the first place. Overall, less likely to be anything serious based on what you have posted. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?
X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more
chronic cough. got an x ray: scar in right lung that pulls diaphragm? No follow up needed. How can he tell so sure?? Quit smoking 6 y ago. Have a PE.
What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?
Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more
My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. is this serious? am i still fit to work?
How do you feel?: Whether you are fit to work or not depends on what you do for work, and whether or not they have policy or regulations regarding employee health requirements. X-ray findings alone are generally not an issue; that said, if you are short of breath and cannot perform as needed, then fitness may become an issue. Pulmonary function testing may be required. Advise immediate follow-up CT/MRI + contrast. ...Read more
I have a very small nodule on the apex of my lung found on chest X-ray my doctor saidit may be scar tissue or a blocked bone shadow, it is on the apex and I am 70 years old, is it cancer?
I have an irregular 5mm pulmonary nodule in right lung apex and a subpleural 4mm nodule there as well. what does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule : Need to see pulmonilogist. Get CT chest with IV contrast , especially if h/o smoking ...Read more
Chest x-ray showed asymmetric density on right lung apex. Redid it with lordotic posture. Would like an opinion on the resulting image?
HealthTap consult: You can initiate a consult with me or another radiologist and upload the images for evaluation. ...Read more
I was wondering if I should worry about few small nonspecific linear pleural parenchymal opacities right lung apex found on a shoulder MRI?
Need more informatio: Need more information, More medical and social history. smoking or not. Any other medical disease at present. These findings are on MRI of shoulder and not a dedicated MRI of chest So You need to be seen by a MD or Pulmonary to go over your history, physical exam and more work up if needed ...Read more
I have a weird dull and annoying persistent pain in my lower right lung and it doesn't like to go away, it has been days now, what could this be?
No: Scarred lung can affect overall function. Generally not deadly. ...Read more
Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Can't answer this: "lung scar" can mean a lot of things, only a few of which should interfere with your ability to work. Many doctors refer to "lung scarring" when describing a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This can be a disabling condition that is progressive and largely untreatable. If you have this its best to go to a center that runs ipf clinical trials. Search google for one near you if so. ...Read more
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