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Ct images reveal a spiculated mixed attenuating solid mass at the superior segment of the left lower lobe lungs est. Vol of 203cc. Der are minute calc?

Ct images reveal a spiculated mixed attenuating solid mass at the superior segment of the left lower lobe lungs est. Vol of 203cc. Der are minute calc?

Probable biopsy: A spiculated mass is often worrisome for cancer. However this also could be from a prior lung infection. Your doctors may consider a needle biopsy of the mass or a pet/ct scan. It would be helpful to compare this finding with any old chest xrays or ct scans to see if this is a new mass. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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Good morning Dr. I had a CT lung scan on Tuesday this week. My doctor said I have a 3.0 x1.8x2.0 cm left upper lobe mass with spiculated linear strand?

Good morning Dr. I had a CT lung scan on Tuesday this week. My doctor said I have a 3.0 x1.8x2.0 cm left upper lobe mass with spiculated linear strand?

Lung mass: Unfortunately, that is a suspicious sounding mass, and unless there is some clinical history that might provide a potential explanation (e.g. certain occupational dust exposures or infections), the primary consideration for a spiculated lung mass is malignancy. Biopsy is likely the next step. ...Read more

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A CT scan revealed a spiculated mass 1 CM across in my dad s lung he recently had the flu with a bad cough he also smoked for 50 years and quit 2 years ago the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another CT to see if it s still there if so he will biopsy

A CT scan revealed a spiculated mass 1 CM across in my dad s lung he recently had the flu with a bad cough he also smoked for 50 years and quit 2 years ago the doctor wants to wait 3 months and do another CT to see if it s still there if so he will biopsy

Spiculated lung mass: Could be serious. It is likely that 3 months would not affect anything ultimately but the timing of the biopsy should be up to the physician managing the case. It is not likely to disappear but could stay the same. ...Read more

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Is a 1.5 CM nodule spiculated lung bad?

Is a 1.5 CM nodule spiculated lung bad?

Possibly: A 1.5 cm spiculated lung nodule should be further evaluated, especially if the patient is a current / former smoker. Pet scan study might help to determine the metabolic activity of the lesion (higher suv more likely to be a malignancy while lower suv more likely to be benign / reactive). Biopsy may also be indicated. Close radiologic and clinical follow up at very minimum. ...Read more

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I have 4 spiculated lung nodules they are all about 2cm what are the chances of malignancy?

I have 4 spiculated lung nodules they are all about 2cm what are the chances of malignancy?

Could be high or low: Depending on their size, other tests that might be next (pet scan), your history and whether you smoked tobacco. It's good to see someone who specializes in evaluating lung nodules. Multiple nodules (of the sort you describe) are often benign, as solid tumors tend to be "lone", but rules of thumb are just that. Its best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Spiculated lung: Spiculated lung lesion >1cm should be evaluated. Recommend to see a lung doctor first. Statistics shows an increase in lung cancer in woman, non-smokers in recent years. Therefore, it is prudent to have this evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Lung CT report reads " 3 x 4mm well circumscribed slightly spiculated nodule in lower right lobe. Because of margins 6 month CT scan suggested" Had right lobe pneumonia at the time. Does this sound like cancer? Should she wait the 6 months?

Lung CT report reads " 3 x 4mm well circumscribed slightly spiculated nodule in lower right lobe. Because of margins 6 month CT scan suggested" Had right lobe pneumonia at the time. Does this sound like cancer? Should she wait the 6 months?

Need more informatio: The background History is very important for the doctors to do any diagnostic testing. So tell us why you had the CT scan done in the first place?
Your age is against the diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Tell us if you smoke? If so how much?
Unless you have some lung symptoms, I would not be too concerned right now. A repeat CT scan in 6 months is appropriate unless you are too anxious waiting (? 4 months ...Read more

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I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?

I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?

Worrisome; biopsy: This is a worrisome development. Spiculated lung nodules (reaching in, like tentacles, into the lung) can point to a cancer, even a spreading cancer. Given your history of pancreatic problems, it could be pancreatic cancer. Or, it could be an unusual infection or something benign. The only way to know is to do a biopsy, which a pulmonologist (lung specialist) or CT surgeon can arrange. TTYD soon. ...Read more

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Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time

Is a 3 mm slightly spiculated lung nodule on ct in lower lobe likely cancer? 60 years old- hx of early breast cancer. Had right pneumonia at the time

Pretty worrisome: From your description. Address your concerns with your health care provider who has your history available. If you are not satisfied, ask for referral to a specialist (pulmonologist.) ...Read more

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I have a 3.5cm spiculated mass in the left breast, is it cancer?

I have a 3.5cm spiculated mass in the left breast, is it cancer?

Breast mass: A spiculated mass of that size in your breast requires further evaluation as soon as possible. Cancer is a diagnosis made by a tissue biopsy rather than appearance on an imaging test like a mammogram. The findings may look suspicious on a mammogram, but it's always better to consider all of the diagnostic possibilities and get the biopsy before jumping to any conclusions. ...Read more

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CT Scan found mesenteric spiculated fibrous mass wrapped around gastric antrum & transverse colon. Type of diagnostic test? Type of Surgeon? Thanks

CT Scan found mesenteric spiculated fibrous mass wrapped around gastric antrum & transverse colon. Type of diagnostic test? Type of Surgeon? Thanks

An MRI is next 2 try: 2 diagnose the growth. Next most likely would be a biopsy. If a needle biopsy is opted for it is done by a radiologist who has special training in interventional radiology. Another way is to have it done laparoscopically, the mass does not sound like it is excisable. Surgeon if needed is a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Just had chest CT scan revealing 4 nodules in base of LLL (1, 5, 5, 6 mm). The 6mm is spiculated. Never smoker, longtime runner. Is cancer iikely?

Just had chest CT scan revealing 4 nodules in base of LLL (1, 5, 5, 6 mm). The 6mm is spiculated. Never smoker, longtime runner. Is cancer iikely?

Possibilities: Lung nodules have numerous causes, including fungal or bacterial infection, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, lung cancer and cancers metastasized from other organs. Ref: https://www. Reference. Com/health/causes-lung-nodules-47b370eca3a0dc7b ...Read more

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Mother had chest ct scan- had middle right lobe pneumonia and 3x4mm partially spiculated nodule in lower left lobe. Related? Lymph node? Cancer?

Mother had chest ct scan- had middle right lobe pneumonia and 3x4mm partially spiculated nodule in lower left lobe. Related? Lymph node? Cancer?

Further evaluation: The spiculated nodule needs further evaluation including comparison to prior x rays and possible bronchoscopy and some type of biopsy or removal of nodule. May be feasible to do removal minimally invasively with experienced thoracascopic surgeon
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Can pneumonia cause a lung mass?

No: Recurrent pneumonia can cause chronic scarring in the lung, but pneumonia itself not known to cause cancer or lung mass. ...Read more

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What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

What does its mean when you are diagnosed with critical mass of viable lung tissue?

? COPD?: Ghee I googled that and could not find anything. You have have take a sentence out of a paragraph that needs clarification. ...Read more

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I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsied. If possible, this is done through a scope passed down the windpipe. Sometimes that won't reach and biopsy must be done through the chest wall, guided by CT scan. In special cases biopsy is done with a scope through the chest wall or surgically. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Does pnemonia show up as a mass on lungs?

Not usually: Pneumonia itself does not usually appear as a mass on an xray. However, those that have a mass in their lungs, can develop an infection on top of that so it can definitely appear that way. It is always best to have a repeat chest x ray after you have been treated for pneumonia to make sure there is no underlying mass.
Take care! ...Read more

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If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

If u have two lung mass that's 3.0cm both in the right and several Small66mm should I be worry?

Worry or not: Need biopsy of at least one nodule, the 3 cm one. If biopsy comes OK no need to worry (lung also will have benign nodules besides malignant one) Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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Noticed pain as I pressed center-mass. Then began painful coughing fit and stinging inflamed feeling in lungs. Just getting over bronchitis.

Noticed pain as I pressed center-mass. Then began painful coughing fit and stinging inflamed feeling in lungs. Just getting over bronchitis.

Bronchitis: If you have lingering cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest pains on deep breathing, further evaluation and possible chest X-Ray as well as continued treatment would be needed. ...Read more

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Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Can a lung mass mean cancer?

Not always: But it should be evaluated. Depending on it size and appearance, your doc may be more or less inclined to get a biopsy. I'm assuming he/she will if it is a "mass" and not a "tiny nodule" but not much more can be said with the info provided. Make sure you see your family doc and he/she will decide on the next step. If you smoke, this is the time to quit. ...Read more

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Ok so is it just as likely to experience symptoms from a 2.6cm (or smaller) lung nodule as it is from a lung mass?

Ok so is it just as likely to experience symptoms from a 2.6cm (or smaller) lung nodule as it is from a lung mass?

Variable: Most small masses, nodules, lesions of that size are asymptomatic!

the incidental finding is good luck.
Depending on exact location, bronchoscopy may define the cause
most will be removed.
Some will biopsy first, but the thoracic surgeon will guide this with you. ...Read more

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Chest ex ray says lungs show increased interstitial markings with no active infiltrate, mass or effusion. What does that mean?

Chest ex ray says lungs show increased interstitial markings with no active infiltrate, mass or effusion. What does that mean?

Depends on context: The interstitium of the lung refers to the area in and around the blood vessels and alveoli (air sacs). This is where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Inflammation and scarring of the interstitium disrupts this tissues. So the radiologist is noting that there appears to be increased markings in the area. There are many different conditions and disease that cause this pattern. ...Read more

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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

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3.3 cm mass on husband's left lung. Not there a year ago, at all. Referred for biopsy. Should we be worried? 59 y/o, long time smoker.

3.3 cm mass on husband's left lung. Not there a year ago, at all. Referred for biopsy. Should we be worried? 59 y/o, long time smoker.

Worry yes: But give up no. If this is an isolated lesion and is bad, he may need to have it removed and maybe other treatment. Thankfully he has a yearly CXR to watch for this very problem. Hopefully the biopsy is soon. All the best to your husband and your family. Some lung lesions are OK. ...Read more

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I have a three centimetre lump in my lungs one opinion is a lymph node and other opinion it was a mass. Should I be pushing for a complete diagnosis?

I have a three centimetre lump in my lungs one opinion is a lymph node and other opinion it was a mass. Should I be pushing for a complete diagnosis?

Needs work up: You first need to find out if it is in fact a lung mass or a lymph node. Chest CT is a good test for that. Clinical correlation and of smoking history is also significant. See a lung doctor please. ...Read more