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Pleural Parenchymal Scarring
What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?
H0w serious is pleural & parenchymal scarring in both upper lobes of my lungs. I had double pneumonia at the age of two ?
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
CT scan done and it showed that I have lingular pleural parenchymal scarring? What does this mean and how it happens? Is Pulmonary embolism a cause?
Abdominal CT incidentally found:sequela of granulomatous disease, calcified pulmonary granulomata, pleural parenchymal scarring at lung apices. From smoking (recent former smoker) or TB? never had pneumonia. PCP just said old infection. Worrisome? n
Don't need to: I'm not sure there would be any medical need to remove apical lung scars. ...Read more
Multiple parenchymal nodules less than 4mm & multiple pleural nodules less than 5mm with a dominant nodule 6.4mm all solid in lower lobes next action?
Mgt: The cause of the nodules can be further assessed by a biopsy, screening of washings for infections and malignancy. Are you a smoker? do you have a family history of lung cancer? At your age without risk factors, lung cancer is not likely. I would suggest an appointment with your pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
My chess X-ray result :bilateral apical pleural thickening with underlying sub pleural blebs.
Is it a TB scar ?
R-kidney 8.2 cms, l-k 9.0 cms, 7mm calculus at lower polar of r-k, moderate hydronephrosis and parenchymal scars l+r kidneys, ureters dilated .Serious?
Serious...yes: The hydronephrosis part is what makes this serious. The stone is basically plugging the urine outlet and the kidney is suffering. You need to see a urologist and have lithotripsy to break up the stone. At 7 mm it is unlikely to pass on its own. Otherwise you may loose function in that kidney and since you already have some scarring, your kidney function reserve is dwindling. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
From my CT scan, what is nodular parenchymal opacity( 1.5 mm)? Does it indicate an old TB scar? X ray looks fine
Check it out: Xrays look at differences in density. Chest xrays take 2 views while a ct takes a 360 degree view and is more sensitive. You have a small nodular (round) opacity (denser than the surrounding lung) that only is visible on ct. Xrays take pictures and may not not provide a specific diagnosis. The nodule may represent old TB but you need a doctor and possibly other tests to decide this. ...Read more
My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what i suppose to take for it?
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 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
I had a Upper abd & pelvic CT that was clear. But their was the following accidental finding: Minor pleural thickening posteriorly in the lower right zone & small bilateral pleural effusion. Couple of parenchymal bands - left upper lobe. ?
Recent CT report states:scattered reactive lymph nodes within the neck. Biapical pleural parenchymal fibrosis at the lung apices is noted. Please expl?
Nothing worrisome: Reactive lymph nodes are lymph nodes that are prominent but not worrisome, presumably secondary to a recent infection. Fibrosis is scarring. On it's own, not a terrible thing. Slightly unusual for a 37 yr old though. May be from an old infection. However, if you smoke, this would be secondary to damage. ...Read more
What is pleural scarring less likely minimal pleural fluid? I dont have any kind of symptoms from past 4mos. What would be pleural fluid symptoms?
Probably none: this is an incidental finding- it is included because it is not "normal", but it is not pathological- and would not produce symptoms. its much more likely to be a bit of scarring than fluid, as it stated in question. so i would not worry too much about it- but if the report suggests repeating the xray at a certain interval, you should do so under your doctors supervision. hope this helps ...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
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