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Right Lung Pleural Based Nodule
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
Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...Read more
History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy?
Hope not: Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old x-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you. ...Read more
My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year. ..Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly
Could be recurrence:
This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed.
See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding.
Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more
Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l
Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more
Get it TNM staged.: If there is a lung nodule, and it appears solitary, it still needs to be evaluated to see if there is no metastasis, etc. Ct scan and an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) exam are done. The ct helps determine if there is lymph node involvement. An aspiration biopsy of the lesion can be taken to determine its histology. Surgical resection in localized cases is done for all types except small cell. ...Read more
Potentially: Depends on the anatomic position. If not involving the airway or "wind pipe" then can be removed by either a wedge, segmentectomy or lobectomy, if indicated, via vats. ...Read more
A family member has a nodule about l/2" inside right lung. Can vats procedure be used to remove this?
Potentially: Depending on location, quite possibly. Vats and robotic techniques can be used for numerous thoracic surgical procedures and varying types of lung resections. ...Read more
Pleural/subpleural: A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure. The thin space between the two pleural layers is known as the pleural cavity and normally contains a small amount of pleural fluid. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall. The inner pleura (visceral pleura) covers the lungs and adjoining structures. The subpleura is below it ...Read more
See your physician.: A lung nodule that is increasing in size is always a cause of concern. Please see your physician to have this properly evaluated. It may require a biopsy to definitivly determine whether it is cancerous or benign. Best wishes. ...Read more
What's the meaning of a suspicious parenchymal nodule on my right lung? This. Showed on my last X-ray
Maybe....: ...maybe not. If they are all less than 5-6 mm, there is usually not a whole lot to do other than observation and follow up. PET scans are usually not too sensitive for very tiny nodules. I would defer, however, to the judgement of your physician who knows your situation better and can determine if there is anything else to do now. If you smoke, please stop. Best to you. ...Read more
9mm nodule found in my right lung, 2mm found in left not there last year. Smoker. Other nodule scattered left subpectoral lymph nodes. What next step.
Have nodules 1.1 CM in upper right lung and 2 nodules 1.4 CM and 8mm in left thyroid all non calcified. What do I do?
See your doctor: Nodules in the lung a very common, almost always benign, but depending on your age, family history, smoking history, and the appearance of the nodules, there are varying means of proving they are benign. These include everything from doing nothing, to surgery to remove a nodule. I suggest neither of these extremes in your case, but do suggest you see a doctor who sees a lot of nodules. ...Read more
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
I have an 11 mm spiculated right lung base nodule, that was detected 8.19.2015, and was not present in the chest x-ray from 5.20.2014?
Follow up: With your physician. It may need additional evaluation, most likely a chest CT if you only have had a chest xray. Depending on the CT findings, it may need a biopsy, to see if it is malignant. Unfortunately, a new spiculated mass is a suspicious finding. ...Read more
I had a CT scan and it showed a nodule on upper right lung that is 9 mm. Is that big as I am now scared?
See a lung doctor: Any lump or mass need to be checked regardless of the size 9 mm is not a large mass but it still need to be checked and biopsy if possible if you are a smoker I will take it more seriously you still have a lot of reason for the lump to be benign but still need to be checked good luck ...Read more
I had a cta of the heart. They found a nodule on my right lung. Would a cta of the heart show both lungs?
I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. Extensive Bullous on lungs. Question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?
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 more
I had pneumonia had followup chest xray, stating sarring, had cat scan found 2 nodule 1 mm in right lung, had a body scan opacities in lungs?
Lung CT. Several pleural tags bilateral upper lobes. 7mm nodule peripheral right lower lobe. What are causes for pleural tags not related to nodule?
First biopsy of a solitary nodule in the right lung, close to oblique wall, without cancer cells. Doctor sending me to different respirologist, why?
Not clear: Not exactly clear of situation. Presuming you are being sent to another pulmonologist for another diagnostic attempt/biopsy? As noted, the details: age, risk factors, symptoms, characteristics on the ct, on pet scan would impact degree of suspicion of cancer and suspicion maybe first biopsy false negative. Sounds like your doctor is looking out for you. ...Read more
My husband had a CT scan of his chest 3 times, all the times it showed something but this time it showed an existing nodule in the right lung and a new nodule measuring 4 mm in the right upper lobe. The left lower has hazy markings. My husband is a former
Need evaluation: He would need further evaluation. The fact that he is a former smoker, still gives him significant risk for lung cancer. I don't know the size of the 1st nodule- if possible, a core biopsy should be done to rule out malignancy. A pet scan also needs to be done if not been done in the past- although however, negative finding on the 2nd nodule will not rule out cancer completely due to its size. ...Read more
Right lung mass. Bilateral nodules. Question of right hilar adenopathy. This is information listed as a result of ct scan of chest.
See below: Do you have a specific question? I would be happy to review this with you. ...Read more
My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from. 2 -. 8 cm.. 8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?
Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and kaposis sarcomas etc. Please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck. ...Read more
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 more
Chest CT report "Tiny subpleural nodule right lung base" doc says rescan 3-6 mths. Anxiety is getting me down. Anything else I can do?
Mgt: An inbox consultation may help and the report and images uploaded. ...Read more
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- What is a pleural based nodule?
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