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Shadow On The Lung What Does It Mean
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
Coarse markings: is simply a technical radiologic term. It needs to be corelated with your clinical symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more
linear atelectasis: Lung collapse/atelectasis can occur for many reasons asthmatics get collapse because of mucus plugs in the airway.Sometimes aspiration causes atelectasis. Infection and tumor can produce atelectasis. Ateletasis can clear following disappearance of disease process. Plate-like atelectasis is usually minor area of lung collapse sometimes seen without obvious cause or scar from previous disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although there are different types and not all originate in the lung. ...Read more
Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?
Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean ?
Lung doc: You want to see your lung doc. Ask about a test about your diaphragm, such as ultrasound and real diaphragmatic movements, or fluoroscopy. Also discuss testing such as ultrasound, CT, MRI for the abdomen and the chest. You may also need pulmonary function testing. Ask your lung doc and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?
Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.
My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?
It means there: are small abnormal cystic air-filled spaces in the upper right lung. It is likely an incidental finding that has been there for years, and is of no clinical significance. However, it is possible that it is an early manifestation of a more progressive process, so speak to your doctor about the significance in your particular situation. ...Read more
No lymph nodes in th: Inside the chest there is only one location for the lymph nodes and that area is in between the lungs.... It is called mediastinum. Enlarged nodes in the mediastinum are often caused by some serious illnesses. So it must be checked further by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person
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.
What is pulmonary fibrosis? And how is it described from an X-ray ? I was told I have hardening of the lung does this mean I have it?
My ct scan says I have dependent atelectasis changes of the lung bases identified what that means?
It most: likely is not significant, and simply related to gravity and/or a less than complete depth of inspiration at the moment of the scan. Atelectasis in this case means that small portions of the lung are not filled with air/collapsed. It is relatively common as an incidental finding on CT. ...Read more
What does it mean if the lung doctor ruled out clots and plumnary hypertension with a ctscan done yesterday she is conferring with other doctors .
More Tests: A specialized CT scan of the chest can be used to look for recent blood clots in the pulmonary arteries. If you have old blood clots they may not show up on a CT and a V/Q scan may be needed to look for a disease called CTEPH. Finally, a CT scan cannot be used to rule out pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a ground glass pattern in the lung bases suggesting edema or atelectectasis mean on my ct of my lungs?
See a pulmonologist: you need a work up to determine the etiology of the abnormality ...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?
My nan is in hospital after a fall what does it mean if her temp spikes and hemoglobin falls she broke shoulder and pelvis with a clot in the lung?
Sounds serious: With the history of broken bones, being in the hospital with fever and blood clot makes for several serious issues. Her doctors can be the best source for your to know what is going on. But fever equals infection, unless proven otherwise. Hemoglobin fall could be due to a number of reasons such as: blood loss, infection, and being in the hospital where blood is taken out for many tests every day. ...Read more
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?
Few fibrotic densities at the lung apices on low dose CT scan. What does it mean? I've never had any kind of lung disease
Fibrosis: These strands of fibrous tissue represent scarring from a prior inflammatory process, probably old infection and could have been an old tuberculosis infection which you fought off. There is no sign of active lung infection. For more opinion the radiologist or a pulmonologist could be consulted. ...Read more
What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?
Linear opacities in the lung base are noted compatibke with subsegmental atelectasis ? What does this mean , (asthma, coughing and flem , no fever pain in,chest where brocolo area is and hurts to take deep breath s cough for 4 mths that doesnt stop and fl
Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in managing asthma like an allergist or pulmonologist if not already done so in order to get better control of your symptoms. ...Read more
It depends: I would assume that you are referring to fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) of the lung resulting from an accumulation of fibrous connective tissue. This may be the result of schleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis or environmental exposures. You would need need to see a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
It's decreased.: It is reduced compared to that of a non-smoker due to lung disease. According to the CDC, smoking can stunt lung development in teens and can increase the risk of asthma, TB, emphysema and cancers. Smoking damages the elastic lining of air sacs and causes scarring which can restrict air flow in or out. ...Read more
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