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Doctor insights on: Suspicious Hazy Densities Left Upper Lung Field

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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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What does linear density in right mid lung area and left upper lung field mean?

What does linear density in right mid lung area and left upper lung field mean?

See below: That would be tough to answer without seeing the image and knowing your history. ...Read more

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Questionable small density at the left upper lung field and linear atelectasis is superimposed on the left hilum. What? Cancer? Remainder lungs clear.

Questionable small density at the left upper lung field and linear atelectasis is superimposed on the left hilum. What? Cancer? Remainder lungs clear.

Possible: The possibility of cancer is almost always there. The risk depends on the smoking history, family history of cancer, the size of the mass, etc. Smokers are at higher risk. Certain cancers are familial. Larger spots and those with ragged edges are more likely to be cancerous. Consultation with oncologist or lung specialist may be considered.. ...Read more

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What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

What is an ovoid nodule about 10mm in diameter on the left lower lung field mean?

Depends.: I last 2 years, it must be worked up aggressively with ct/pet scan to rule out tumort could be an old granuloma. But if you are asmoker and this is new nodule which was not present in. ...Read more

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I have a linear opacity within the lower left lung field compatible with minimal atelectasis?

I have a linear opacity within the lower left lung field compatible with minimal atelectasis?

Don't worry: These are incidental benign findings. Quit smoking if u smoke. Atelectasis could be due to residual effects of pneumonia, heart failure, pneumothorax, exposure to chemicals/irritants etc. Follow up with your dr for any concerns! ...Read more

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What is the meaning of minimal Koch's infection infiltrates upper lung field?

What is the meaning of minimal Koch's infection infiltrates upper lung field?

Tuberculosis: I'm not sure why, but from comments this forum I have the impression that in the Philippines, tuberculosis is often called Koch's infection. This chest Xray means the person has TB. It is a very dangerous infection, even if the xray shows only "minimal" infiltrates. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have hazed infiltrates in the right lung field (consider interstitial pneumonitis. TB infection?

Should I be concerned if I have hazed infiltrates in the right lung field (consider interstitial pneumonitis. TB infection?

Depends: I would need more information on your medical history and risk factors. If you have the image available that would be very helpful.

Which country were you born in? Have you been exposed to TB? Do you have fever, cihills, nightsweats, or weight loss? Are you on any medications? ...Read more

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I am of 49.My liver is developing fat and my lung field shows emphysematous change. I am not experiencing any symptoms till now. So is this serious?

I am of 49.My liver is developing fat and my lung field shows emphysematous change. I am not experiencing any symptoms till now. So is this serious?

Possibly: Not sure if the two are related. If you are not a smoker, one condition you should discuss with your doctor is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which can present in mid- to late-40's. ...Read more

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I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. Conclusion PTB upper left lung. I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

I got my result from my x-ray today and says I have hazy density. Conclusion PTB upper left lung. I had PTB 5 years ago & treated, is this PTB or scar?

Mgt.: Any symptoms or changes in your radiograph, compared to post treatment, may lead to additional tests. Airway cultures to identify TB can be sent to clarify. ...Read more

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Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

If ur immune: System is strong and u don't have risk factors such as hiv, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc. I won't worry much about it. Follow ur dr's advice. God bless u! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=26083. http://www. Doctoroz. Com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally. ...Read more

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What does suspicious densities is seen in the right upper lobe and left mid lung means? Is it seious or not? Pls answer.

I assume: You are referring to a chest xray? "Suspicous densities" is not very specific, but it sounds like you have abnormal findings (e.g. mass, nodule, infiltrate, scarring) that might require further evaluation with a CT scan or other tests. Talk to your doc about what the results mean. No way to tell based on limited info how serious it might be. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Hi...the apicordotic view result stated that I have minimal fibrocalcific densities/scarring in my left upper lobe of my lungs...what does it mean?

Lung scarring.: This finding suggests that there is/was a process inflaming/scarring the top sections of your lungs. Could be something environmental. Occupational. Infectious. Requires clarification. You should bring this finding to a Pulmonologist for a full consideration. ...Read more

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My X-ray result shows hazy densities in the right upper lung. What's the best way to explain it in a easy explanation so I can understand what's it.

My X-ray result shows hazy densities in the right upper lung. What's the best way to explain it in a easy explanation so I can understand what's it.

Xray: Air doesn't show up on X-rays. Bony stuff is white. Hazy means that part of your lung is not completely filling with air. You really need a CT scan to determine exactly what it is. Some types of things in lungs that people get have calcium in it (old infections sometimes can show this, scarring). The location and the context of the patients history can lead down different diagnostic pathways. ...Read more

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On cxr faint round density mid left lung?

On cxr faint round density mid left lung?

CXR is nonspecific: Cxr is nonspecific and merely a screening tool. A ct chest would help to further evaluate the nodular density. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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My chedt xray diagnosis is: minimum equivocal densities are suggested in the lateral midfield left lung. What does this mean?

My chedt xray diagnosis is: minimum equivocal densities are suggested in the lateral midfield left lung. What does this mean?

Unknown: The national tree of radiology is the "hedge".
This means when we see the word "equivocal" we as dr's are at a loss as to what the x-ray shows. A discussion with your dr as to travel history, living situation, work, and a lot of other facts must be explored. ...Read more

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Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Sir... a pleasant afternoon... base on my xray, there are small punctate calcific densities in my both lung fields... how can I remove or cure this?

Based on: Limited info, these are most likely benign califications related to prior granulomatous infection (for example, histoplasmosis). As an incidental finding, it is most likely asymptomatic and no treatment is needed (there is no treatment). However, there are other potential causes, so talk to your doc about what the results mean in your particular case. ...Read more

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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, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view, shows some reticulonodular densities at my right upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity. Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Hi, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view, shows some reticulonodular densities at my right upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity. Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Possibly: They may. But its not a 100% certainty. If calcium makes up a significant proportion of the nodular growth. It may be there permanently. A CT of your chest is needed for sure. A pulmonary and infectious disease consult should be included as well. ...Read more

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Left lung base nodule elongated at least 1.6x0.8 CM with multiple satellite nodules with reticulonodular densities. Not there on previous scans. Found on ER visit for pain in that area. Significant?

Left lung base nodule elongated at least 1.6x0.8 CM with multiple satellite nodules with reticulonodular densities. Not there on previous scans. Found on ER visit for pain in that area. Significant?

Yes important: Reticule nodular patterns are important for they imply a particular type of infection. You should have this investigated with your primary care doctor. ...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?

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's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

Depending on how: The scans were performed, they may or may not be reliably comparable when measuring tiny nodules. Additionally, studies show significant intra-observer variability when measuring small nodules. So the first order of business is having one person look at both scans and determine if the size has really changed. If yes, further workup might be needed. If no, then probably nothing needs to be ddone ...Read more

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Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe.?

Hello I have been diagnosed with a small module on my left lower lung. A low density lesion on my liver and a 6mm nodule on my right thyroid lobe.?

See below: Such multiple findings as you describe are not uncommon on various imaging studies such as CT scans of the chest, abdomen, pelvis that include the thyroid, lung, liver, and kidneys where small sub-centimeter (<10 mm) nodules are commonly noted which are most often benign and clinically insignificant but which often deserve a follow-up study in 6-12 months. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband had a CT scan of his chest 3 times, all the times it showed something but this time it showed an existing nodule in the right lung and a new nodule measuring 4 mm in the right upper lobe. The left lower has hazy markings. My husband is a former

Need evaluation: He would need further evaluation. The fact that he is a former smoker, still gives him significant risk for lung cancer. I don't know the size of the 1st nodule- if possible, a core biopsy should be done to rule out malignancy. A pet scan also needs to be done if not been done in the past- although however, negative finding on the 2nd nodule will not rule out cancer completely due to its size. ...Read more

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A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

A very faint subpleural nodular density in the left lower lobe posterolaterally noted on CT Scan along with minor nodularity to posterior lung bases?

Do they give a size: For the "subpleural nodular density"? There are a litany of potential causes, from chronic to acute, from inflammatory to neoplastic, from no concern to worrisome. More specific info on the nodule and any relevant clinical history would help narrow it down. ...Read more