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Doctor insights on: Small Nodular Density Overlies The Anterior Aspect Of The Right Sixth Rib

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The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

The result of my chest xray shows a suspicious nodular density overlying the left first anterior rib. Another nodular opacity is seen overlying the left 9th posterior rib is this means that my breast cancer already metastisis in my lungs? Do I have to und

Advice: It sounds like you have a complex medical history and a potentially complicated situation. The best advise I can give is to ask the doctor who ordered the x-ray to explain it to you and refer you to the appropriate caregiver. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Hi My chest ct scan showed nodules, tiny. Calcified and called nodular densities. No further testing Recommended. Could it be Mets from unknown?

Hi My chest ct scan showed nodules, tiny. Calcified and called nodular densities. No further testing Recommended. Could it be Mets from unknown?

Unlikely: Calcified nodules are not mets.
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Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patient contact their doctor to see what recommended followup is for them. There are definitely possibilities other than cancer. ...Read more

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Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when I bend over or do yoga exercise.?

Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when I bend over or do yoga exercise.?

Possibly: These are unlikely to cause shortness of breath. Most commonly these nodules are evidence of a prior infection such as histoplasmosis, especially if you have resided in the ohio river valley, or less likely tuberculosis. These are known as granulomas.
However, other causes are also possible. Your doctor that referred you for the scan should be able to determine if you need more tests. ...Read more

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I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung. Also tortuous aorta?

I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung. Also tortuous aorta?

Liver no.'s: Not that bad- follow up nodular density with pcp, not much to do with aorta- were you a smoker? Are your lipids normal? --see your pcp. ...Read more

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My husband (32) had a chest xray and a small nodular opacity was found (size unk). Nonsmoker with a history of pneumonia. How worried should we be?

My husband (32) had a chest xray and a small nodular opacity was found (size unk). Nonsmoker with a history of pneumonia. How worried should we be?

Probably not but: Anything like this needs further workup. Is there some type of industrial exposure.? Why did he have the chest xray. In some parts of the country nodular density are more common due to environmental exposure. See your doc and he may need to get a CT to complete the workup. ...Read more

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Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallstone disease is a more common cause of pain here and you'll probably want this ruled out; it tends to be colicky and less related to position. ...Read more

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Did CT chest w/contrast, radiologist said multiple tiny nodular and possible scarring. Pulmonologist said scars could be false results (blood vessel)?

Did CT chest w/contrast, radiologist said multiple tiny nodular and possible scarring. Pulmonologist said scars could be false results (blood vessel)?

What's the question?: Sounds like your chest ct report has relatively minor findings. Tiny nodules are most commonly the result of prior granulomatous infection like histoplasmosis or even infections from pets. We usually never realize we were infected. If there are no nodules larger than 4mm and are not in a high risk group (heavy smoker) there is a less than 1% risk of malignancy. ...Read more

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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

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

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Suspicious densities overlying the right first anterior rib, apicolordotic view is suggested. What is the meaning of it?

Suspicious densities overlying the right first anterior rib, apicolordotic view is suggested. What is the meaning of it?

AP lordotic view: The x-ray technician will take an additional view of your chest to help see the apex (top) of your lung. This area is difficult to see on a regular chest x-ray because of the ribs and collar bone. Sometimes a tumor in that area can cause pancoast syndrome, but it is rare. ...Read more

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What does low density nodular thickening of both adrenal glands without suspicious enhancement, presumably on the basis of small adenomas mean on my c?

What does low density nodular thickening of both adrenal glands without suspicious enhancement, presumably on the basis of small adenomas mean on my c?

Nodular adrenals: You may have a form of Conn's Syndrome. Come to my Yahoo Group [email protected] Com where I have 1, 300 like you. Need pictures too see if you look like you have Cushing's Syndrome. ...Read more

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Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Follow up...: It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history.

A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the bone, but you also mention low density areas in the clavicles, scapula and humeri.

Be sure to follow up with your referring physician about the significance of these findings.

I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Chest CT says subcentimeter diameter parenchymal densities what does that mean also faint 6mm ground glass in medial aspect l upper lobe is stable?

Follow up: Small nodules are hard to diagnose as biopsy can miss them. Furthermore, it seems there are several in your case. Depending on the size things like pet scan can give us clues but usually we follow with another imaging to see if they are changing or growing. Ggo (ground glass opacities are the same) and it seems stable in your case. I am sure another ct is anticipated. ...Read more

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What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be, seen on chest xray, chances of malignancy?

What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be, seen on chest xray, chances of malignancy?

Need more info: Smoker? Any other history?
Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if feasible. ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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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

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

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Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?

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

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Would u feel lung pains in your back? Or the front of ur chest? I'm healthy 17 feeling small burns in chest area maybe acid reflux?

Would u feel lung pains in your back? Or the front of ur chest? I'm healthy 17 feeling small burns in chest area maybe acid reflux?

Possible: Acid reflux can cause it. Also depending if you have high blood pressure or diabetes, your heart has to be checked. Muscles can do that too. Its better if you see your so more testing can be done. ...Read more

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Hi. My friends chest xray reveals suspicious density overlying the 5th right posterior rib. What does it suggest? Is there a chance that this is TB?

Hi. My friends chest xray reveals suspicious density overlying the 5th right posterior rib. What does it suggest? Is there a chance that this is TB?

You need a CT: Your question is very nonspecific my friend. "Suspicious" is a vague term without clarification of what it is suspicious for. Could it be a density as dense as bone? Then it might be something growing from the rib. If not quite as dense, it could be anything from pneumonia to cancer. TB is also possible. A CT scan will help narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

What is 9 mm nodular density in right lower lobe?

Many things: A lung nodule may be an indication of infection, active or healed infection, a benign of malignant tumor. Most are benign. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/expert-answers/lung-nodules/FAQ-20058445 ...Read more

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Should I be concerned after mammography? There is a 1.1 cm rounded nodular density in the superior right breast, middle/posterior depth junction.

Should I be concerned after mammography? There is a 1.1 cm rounded nodular density in the superior right breast, middle/posterior depth junction.

Mammogram: There are various mammographic features that determine the level of suspicion, however at this point it sounds like you haven't had an ultrasound, so the evaluation is not complete. Usually these turn out benign, e.g. a cyst, but if it is solid on ultrasound, needle biopsy may be needed to establish a diagnosis. Those usually turn out benign too. So yes, concerned but not alarmed. ...Read more

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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.

Talk with your doc: This is a very specific question and unfortunately there isn't enough information to answer it correctly. You should see your doctor for a specific answer about the pet scan results. ...Read more

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Hi doc, what is suspicious nodular and hazy densities in the right upper? Is this already a tubercolosis?

Hi doc, what is suspicious nodular and hazy densities in the right upper? Is this already a tubercolosis?

Nope: The biggest difference will be made by where you live and your symptoms. If you live in an endemic area and you have had symptoms such as cough, blood in sputum, weight loss, etc, then tb will be definitely in the differential diagnosis as early lesions are usually seen in the upper lobes, the description otherwise is too nonspecific to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Waiting for appt w/ pulm trying not to over think can please explain "osseous density adjacent to rib" on cxr? I have sharp pain off on in area of rib

Osseous density: The radiologist who read would probably be the best person to ask. My guess that there may be some bone island adjacent to the rib - something you may have been born with. Usually, it is fairly well differentiated from any malignancy by the way it looks. If in doubt, a ct scan of the chest is usually the next step in helping sort it all out. ...Read more

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I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. What does it mean? Does it mean im not fit to work? Thanks

I have tiny nodular density in right upper lung. What does it mean? Does it mean im not fit to work? Thanks

Mgt, workup: If the nodule is very small, it is most likely benign. Your risk factors including smoking history, family history and pulmonary history can be assessed to determine the next best step.
I would suggest a TB test and a follow up appt with a review of the CT scan: healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD ...Read more

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Doc how can you determine if the nodular density is the active TB or a scar? Thank you doc.

Doc how can you determine if the nodular density is the active TB or a scar? Thank you doc.

TB vs scar: Nodular densities in the lung are often seen as a result of scarring. If you are concerned about TB then getting a TB skin test would be the first step. If it is negative then the nodule in the lung is not TB. If it is positive and you are not coughing then it means you have been exposed to TB but do not have active TB. If it is positive and you are coughing then you need sputum culture done. ...Read more

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What is the significance of osseous density adjacent to rib in chest xray results? Should I have CT for clarification?

Osseous density: Most likely it's a benign bone island adjacent to a rib, however, this is not universal and depends on why the xray was done. You will need to discuss this case with the doc who ordered it and see what should be done next. ...Read more

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Peripheral to linear density left upr lung 2nd3rd rib. Questnble faint density. 1cm-1.5cm. Culd b related tofocal atelectasis or artifact. Cancer?

Not too likely: Lung cancer risk will depend a lot on if you are a smoker or have history of being exposed to industrial debride. Family history plays a role as well. All that being said, your cxr description is not commonly found in cancer patients at the site of the tumor. ...Read more

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What is a lung nodular density?

What is a lung nodular density?

Whitish spot on xray: On a chest x-ray, sometimes there are whitish spots that aren't supposed to be there in the normally dark images of the lungs. The spots are usually less than an inch wide, and often less than half-an-inch wide. Disorders that show up as a nodular density or multiple densities include infections (such as TB or other germs), fungi (such as aspergillus), inflammatory disorders, cancers, etc... ...Read more

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Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?

Just had mammogram and have a nodular density requiring further investigation. Can this be cancer?

Yes,: But at least 80% of mammo recalls turn out to be nothing of concern, and of the remainder that might go to biopsy, 70-80% of those turn out benign. The odds are strongly in your favor. It is common (approx 10% of the time) to get called back for additional imaging due to a questionable abnormality on screening. ...Read more