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C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?

C.T chest: a 5.5 x 6.2 x 3.7 CM soft tissue mass is notice in the apical segment of lower lobe. Kindly inform me it could be benign or malegnent.?

See your doctor: It could be either. There are characteristic of masses that guide the radiologist one way or the other. I would imagine that your doctor will recommend a biopsy and other tests to help decide what this is. ...Read more

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1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

Reticular Opacity: There is a reason why CT scan of chest was ordered by your doctor. This finding needs to be correlated to your clinical symptoms and previous history of exposure to infectious diseases. ...Read more

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My CT shows copd. Linear infiltrates in the superior segment of lt lower lobe associated with a 6 mm nodule and there is a 2-3 nodule no effusion.

My CT shows copd. Linear infiltrates in the superior segment of lt lower lobe associated with a 6 mm nodule and there is a 2-3 nodule no effusion.

You need follow-up: COPD is unfortunately too common and mostly from tobacco smoking, which is preventable. The infiltrate suggests infectious process such as pneumonia, which is treatable. The 6mm nodule is quite small and so not concerning at this time...But these could change/grow as in lung cancer. Thus, some repeat study in maybe 3-6-12 months interval maybe needed for surveilance. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Dr my father CT-scan report showed mild right & minimal left pleural effusion & mild volume loss in right lower lobe in basal segment.please clearify?

These findings: in isolation are not by themselves worrisome. But it depends on the entire picture, such as the reason why his doctor ordered this study. And also comparison study. The significance of these findings would depend entirely upon his underlying disease and what his previous scans showed. ...Read more

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I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when I fly back home. Duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

I got small to moderately size hydropneumothorax with compressive atelectasis of the right lower lobe, is it risky when I fly back home. Duration of flight is 3-1/2 hours?

Maybe : It would depend on why this occurred. Changes in cabin pressure might cause an effect on the size of the pneumothorax part which may increase symptoms. I suggest talking to your doctor before making a long trip ...Read more

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Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?

A lot of things: If just 2 mm, i would just monitor with a ct scan every 6 months for a year and then every year thereafter. Possibilties include exposure to fungus, old infection, dust or malignancy but this is less likely. Hope this helps. ...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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Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Lower Lobe Pneumonia contagious yes or no?

Not: the way most upper respiratory infections are! Possible but NOT Probable ... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

I have ptb bilateral and hazed densities upper and lower lobe what does this mean? Thanks

This suggests that: You have increased tissue density in multiple areas of the lung. What that increased density represents can be various things like infection, fluid, masses. Whoever's x-ray this is, should review the findings with the ordering physician for better clarification. ...Read more

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9 mm nodule in rt middle lobe.3 mos was 1.4 cm and also found 3.5mm nod in same lobe. 6 mos both stable but now have 6 mm nod in rt lower lobe.remove?

Generally, one does: NOT go in and surgically remove multiple nodules in the lungs. A biopsy may be necessary to get a diagnosis, but this would be to obtain a specimen for microscopic analysis & culture. Once it's been determined what the nodules consist of, then a appropriate treatment can be implemented. Sometimes no treatment is needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live v clean

What the possible causes of bronciectasis please? 
I ve it 4 last few years, in left lower lobe, am a non smoker/ non drinker, eat well & live  v clean

Many things: Cystic fibrosis is one of the main causes of bronchiectasis and in milder cases can present late in life. Tuberculosis and similar mycobacterial infections are also a cause, as is aspiration of foreign objects and severe acid reflux. In some cases, there is no known cause, although some of these, when investigated further, are found to be related to immunodeficiencies. A pulmonary doc can help. ...Read more

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Is bronciectasis a type of copd? If its in lower lobe thanks

Not exactly: Bronchiectasis is an abnormal dilation in the airway or bronchi, and can be the result of chronic or severe lung infections, aspiration, diseases like cystic fibrosis and other problems. In can be associated with airway obstruction and symptoms similar to copd, so the diseases while different overlap and share many features. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis, its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

I ve bronciectasis,   its in lower lobe, does this mean its a form of copd?

No: Bronchiectasis is its own disease. What is important to find out is why you have this. Recurrent infection/irritation is the usual cause, but cystic fibrosis, mac, and other causes should be explored. Bronchiectasis is a chronic dilation and mucus collection in the bronchi. There is no direct cure, but airway clearance techniques plus treating the cause will help. ...Read more

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Does bronchiectasis reduces life span , I am 38, its in left lower lobe?

It depends: It depends on how you get bronchiectasis in the first place. Is it an ongoing process? If you get appropriate treatment? And of course how extensive the damage is and your concurrent other chronic diseases and risk factors like smoking... If managed well, you would do well with left lower lobe bronchiectasis. You should see a pulmunologist. ...Read more

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What does cysts in lower lobe means, that exist with bronchiectasis.Thanks?

What does cysts in lower lobe means, that exist with bronchiectasis.Thanks?

Dilated air: Spaces due to destroyed lung tissue. Bronchiectasis means dilated airways due to infection. Cysts are formed from destroyed lung tissue. ...Read more

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How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

How long will it take my 5 year old to recover from left lower lobe pneumonia?

Mgt: It really depends on the type and extent of the pneumonia. Has the cause been identified and treated promptly? Other things to consider are whether your child has been vaccinated, has a normal immune system, and any other lung disorders which can prolong his course. ...Read more