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Scarringin The Left Midlung Zone
What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?
What does it mean "homogenous opacity is seen in left basal zone with obliteration of left CP angle and opacity along left chest wall"?
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall. ...Read more
Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?
If no symptoms....: Probably nothing to worry about. Many patients have some mucosal thickening or a small amount of fluid in 1 or more of the sinuses or mastoid air cells. However, if there is pressure, pain or tenderness over the sinuses or around/behind an ear, a fever or foul smelling, bloody or purulent nasal secretions, a sinus infection or mastoiditis is a concern. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Patchy subpleural parenchymal scars in both apies on right lung middle segmental lobe and inferior lingular ligament?
Collapse of medial segment right middle lobe. Multifocal bronchial wall thickening. What does this mean?
X-rays: Not very specific, could be an infection. ...Read more
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is a condition in which one or more areas of your lungs collapse or don't inflate properly. If only a small area or a few small areas of lung are affected, you may have no signs or symptoms. If a large area or several large areas of lung are affected, they may not be able to deliver enough oxygen to your blood. This can cause symptoms and complications. ...Read more
A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?
A small pleural-based wedge-shaped opacity in the posterior basal right lower lobe, 7 mm in thickness, 26 mm in width, 16 mm craniocaudally means what?
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
Focal densities: A "density" is a very generic term. There are normal and abnormal densities in the breast. Was this reported on a screening mammo, and were additional views recommended? If so, it is likely that they are potential abnormalities that need additional views for clarification . The majority of these turn out to be nothing, but you need to have the extra views to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wow....: The only way to see this is by bronchoscopy or surgery..... Your should ask the doctor performing the study. Petechia are usually not good and can represent many different problems. Can be either mild or serious. If found on the pharynx they can be a symptom of strep throat. An ear, nose and throat doctor can clear up the considerable possibilities. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Focal lesion mid brain tegmentum on the right side involving the periaqueductal region and tectal plate,t2 flair images in mid brain.
How serious is ?
Some comments: Cannot interpret the exact nature of your lesion from your description, but would certainly have an experienced neurosurgeon evaluate. Could well be a benign chronic lesion, which may have been present for years, but regardless, get this addressed and treated, so you can feel better about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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