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Superior Segment Of The Right Lower Lobe
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.?
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 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I ve bronciectasis of lower lobe and i heard its a progressive disease, is it true?, does it means i now ve a shorter life? I've regular chest troubles
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