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Pulmonary Nodule Within The Right Upper Lobe
Probably so: Biopsy of a lung nodule depends on the size and location. A nodule smaller than 1 cm is difficult to biopsy. A nodule located too close to the heart or main blood vessels is difficult to biopsy. A nodule too adjacent to the ribs may also be difficult to biopsy. In your case ct follow up at intervals by established guidelines may be considered. ...Read more
When my 6mm lung nodule was found on CT, slight "alvelitis" was found on the right upper lobe. What is alvelitis?
Had a CT abd/pelvis w iv/contrast, findings;4.6mm pulmonary nodule in right lower lobe wout mineralization.Diff diag inc benign & malignant etiologies ?
CT SURVEILLANCE: Accp guidelines recommend 2 years of low dose ct surveillance. Repeat ct 3 months x 2 then 6 months x 3 for a total of 2 years. Probably nothing. ...Read more
How is a 5mm non-calcified lower lobe pulmonary nodule in a non-smoker managed? Was found incidentally on a contrast CT of abdomen.
Noncalcified pulmonary nodules a 6mm in left upper lobe, a 5mm right middle lobe , a4mm in lingula 7mm lateral r mid lobe should I worry?
Pulmonary nodules: It would be nice to know as what are bronchoscopic finding, cell cytology and fungal studies reports? You have four small non calcified nodules ranging4mm to7 mm. You are 37. Any smoking history or cancer? Please stick to your pulmonary doctor who knows you well, and follow the advice. Thanks. ...Read more
29/f bilateral anterior upper lobe groundglass opacities and small right pulmonary nodules up to 5mm. Smoker and svt. Seriousness? Next steps? What is
Follow with PCP: You need your doctor to guide you. Any opacities in lungs need to be further investigated as to the cause. Lung nodules may or may not be related. But they should be monitored for further growth or change using a repeat ct scan 4-6 weeks after the last one. If you have any fever then you need to be tested sooner than later. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with a Lung Nodule. It is in Right lung btween upper two lobes. My father died from Squamous Cell. Should it be watched 6 m?
Lung nodules: are very common and fortunately most of the time are benign. Some need to be watched and other do not. Certain characteristics such as the size, morphology and your smoking history dictate the necessity and timing of follow up imaging studies. More information is needed to properly answer your question :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2mm lung nodule lower left lobe - unrelated CT found it - on 1yr fu it's now 4mm. Any reason other than cancer it would grow? I just quit smoking.
Benign possibilities: There are many benign causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule. However, with a smoking history, you probably ought to have it biopsied, if possible, or even removed. This is to be certain that this isn't due to an early malignancy whose removal would likely be curative. Kudos to you for smoking cessation; keep up the good work. Good luck! see a cardiothoracic surgeon for evaluation. ...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
Lung nodule 1.4 -2, 7 suv r middle lobe (vats) now or wait 3months for another scan 3 thoracic surgeons said different things?
Depends: Depends on your level of risk (most notably, are you a smoker?) and level of anxiety. Suv is borderline. This may be tumor or infection. If you are or have been a smoker and are not the type that likes to wait, by all means have the surgery. If you are scared by the knife you can wait 3 months, both answers are correct. In my opinion you will end up having the vats at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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