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Removal Of Right Middle Lobe Of The Lung
ICU: Many thoracic surgical procedures require ICU admission post operatively Many procedures also result in patients remaining on a mechanical ventilator. There are many variables that go into those decisions. The patients comorbidities , complications during the procedure as well as the skill of the surgeon and anesthesiologist and the nursing and surgical teams responsible for your care. ...Read more
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
The radiologist is: not sure what to make of this small nodule. If it was to be calcified then it would be one thing. For example an old residual of infection. This is not calcified. This opens up many other possibilities. An old infection is still a consideration. It depends on where it is in the lung, how many and do you have an old study. It may be worthwhile waiting a short period and repeat the ct to check it ...Read more
What does a nodule in upper right lobe of the lung 4.6mm and not calcified mean discovered via health check CT scan?
Any ideas why heart failures come from pulmonary embolism in the right upper lobe of the lung in arteriosclerosis?
Several ways: The pe can cause low oxygen including what goes to the heart. It can put strain on the heart, dilate the right side, cause hormones to be released cause tachycardia and due to that chf, arrhythmia and failure of the heart to push blood if big enough. It can then cause paradoxical pressures in the ventricles collapsing the left ventricle due to right pressure. ...Read more
I had a small 4-6mm intestine carcinoid tumor. Now my ct showed a 4-5mm non-calcified nodule in the right middle lobe of my lung. Should I be worried?
What if my collasped lung dosent reinflate only one lobe collasped will the lung rot and cause trouble?
No: With the correct treatment no lung/lobe will remain permanently compressed. And lungs do not rot. ...Read more
I have a 4mm nodule in my right lower lung lobe. Doctors suspect its benign. Risk outweighs benefits to aspirate it out.Do nodules hurt? I feel pain
No: The short answer is no, lung nodules are in areas of the body which do not have pain receptors. A nodule that involves the pleura (lining or edge) of the lung might present with pain if large enough and if it grows through the parietal pleura (lining of the chest wall) but a 4mm lung nodule would not be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ct done where they found fibrotic changes in the middle lobes and the lung bases. What does this mean? I am a smoker.
Recovery: The recovery time depends on the technical difficulty of the surgery, any complications, and your personal reserve and rate of healing. Your doctor will able to provide more specific information. ...Read more
Lung nodule 1.4 -2, 7 suv r middle lobe (vats) now or wait 3months for another scan 3 thoracic surgeons said different things?
At an annual physical for work 45 yr old husband had spot in lung did CT 3cm mass in right middle lobe. 25 yr smoker military exposure to asbestos ?
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?
It is unlikely: that it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them sent to the radiologist to compare with the new one. That could solve the issue without any additional tests. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more
Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker,never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?
Ct angiogram shows non calcified opacity on middle lobe 4mm. Appearance of benign intrapulmonary lymph node on lung with no pleural abnormalites.
Opacity: The question to your doctor should be - is this an incidental pulmonary nodule or something more concerning. If the ct angio was done for something completely unrelated, and it was a true incidental finding, some guidelines say that under a certain size (4mm) for low risk patients (no smoking, etc), then no follow up is needed. Otherwise a biopsy or interval imaging followup is appropriate. ...Read more
Vats done on right middle lobe Jan. 15/15. Moderate pneumothorax. Chest tube still in place Jan. 29. Should I be concerned?
Depends on condition: Removal is usually by the 1 who put it in. The chest tube is meant to re-inflate the lung, & shd e removed when conditions r "right" in the eyes of the thoracic surgeon. As long as the lung doesn't properly re-expand, there is a leak, or the lung has a good chance of collapse, the surgeon leaves the chest tube in. The chest tube is most painful right b4 it comes out, as the lung lining is sensitiv ...Read more
I had a surgery of my right lung, removal of non cancer noduals upper lobe removed, was in hospetal for 28 days ?
Depends on details: The details of why and how the surgery was performed as well as baseline health status all impact length of stay (los). Generally, minimally invasive (vats or robotic) surgery has shorter los then thoracotomy. Generally, more "normal" lung tissue vs emphysematous/copd lung tissue has less complications and therefore shorter los. Saying much beyond would be wild speculation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom is scheduled for a lobe removal on her left lung due to cancer. What can I expect on the healing process? She is 78 and in good shape.
-: The recovery from lung surgery depends on other medical conditions and problems; i assume that her lung function is adequate enough for her to proceed with surgery so if everything goes well she should recover well; the outcomes from lung surgeries are generally better at larger high volume centers; if possible consider having surgery at a large volume center close by, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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