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Lobe (Definition)

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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10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?

10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?

Check with Ur Doc: I would want to have a followup visit with such a patient. In the morning. Another exam, possibly a repeat of the xrays. Any change of plans/meds should be based on more data. Minor xray changes would be expected and a simple change in meds might be needed. However, xrays could reveal formation of worrisome cysts or effusions that might require hospital care. ...Read more

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10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?

10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?

See your doctor: After 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. Maybe it's resistant to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (maybe time to switch to another antibiotic, like zithromax), maybe there's something else in the chest (may need a repeat chest xray), maybe it's viral (other tests can help determine that), but no matter what, this is not the expected course, and the child should be seen by the physician again. ...Read more

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I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

I had lung ctscan showing groundglass opacities n bilateral lower&right upper lobe representing cellular nonspecific interstitial pneumonia what is it?

Need evaluation: Ground glass opacity could represent simple pneumonia or serious lung problem. Better to consult a pulmonogist and may require lung biopsy if persist. ...Read more

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What is the function of the upper lobe?

What is the function of the upper lobe?

Upper lobe of?: You need to be more specific. There are lots of organs and structures with multiple lobes. Do you mean the upper lobe of the lung, the thyroid, the liver? Give us a more specific question and we'll happily give you a good answer. :-). ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities on left upper lobe?

What is suspicious opacities on left upper lobe?

CT scan: Several things can happen in the upper lobes of lungs. First...tuberculosis. Blebs can also occur there. Aspiration pneumonia can present there as well. You need a CT scan. Cancer might also present like this. Don't get crazy...just see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities in the left upper lobe?

ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI, etc. So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "opacity" is something denser than it should be in the area being looked at. Such findings could be old or new, significant or insignificant depending on the specific situation (symptoms, history, physical findings), which is up to the doctor to figure-out ...Read more

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Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

More: Information is needed. What is your question?
What you quote may refer to a resolving pneumonia but I cannot tell if this is so.
What does your abbreviation mean (?? ptb"")

Ask again
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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WHAT IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more

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What are "residual fibrotic densities in the right upper lobe"?

What are "residual fibrotic densities in the right upper lobe"?

Lung densities: Will depend on where your live and if you have been around bat guano such as in caves. And where your were born and raised. Discuss with Dr. Who knows all of these things or will ask you about them. ...Read more

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Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

Can I continue my work even I have ptb right upper lobe activity undetermined?

That depends on...: ...whether your ptb (pulmonary tuberculosis) is under treatment, and what kind of work you perform. ...Read more

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There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?

Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?

Sometimes: Sometimes apices of lungs behind clavicles are not seen well. Apical lordotic view helpful to project clavicles above apices of lungs. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

I am diagnosed with PTB both upper lobe undetermine. I already finish my 6 months medication. What does PTB both upper lobe with regression mean?

Pulmonary Tbc: I suspect you are referring to inactive pulmonary tuberculosis. The 6 mos. Is usually with Isoniazid alone and is designed to prevent or reduce the chances of reactivation of active disease. Do not know what they meant by regression, but once you have tbc bacilli in your lungs, the possibility they will become active infection exists and the risk of this is reduced by treatment with inh. ...Read more

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What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?

What should medicine could I take because the findings was a minimal ptb? And there was a suspicious infiltrates in the right upper lobe? Means what?

Treatment plan: If you have a positive TB test and a suspicious Chest Radiograph, a TB treatment plan will be recommended by your physician. It is important to take all of the medications as prescribed, and to follow up with your PCP. Cultures will be obtained to investigate whether there is resistance of the TB bacteria. ...Read more

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What does "suspicious densities seen at the upper lobe" mean. ..

Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cause of problem of left upper lobe of the lungs?

Cause of problem of left upper lobe of the lungs?

Insufficient data: To answer properly you must provide actual films for cat scan of the thorax. And a complete hiatory and physical. ...Read more

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What does bilateral upper lobe confluent hazed tuberculosis infiltrates mean?

What does bilateral upper lobe confluent hazed tuberculosis infiltrates mean?

Xray findings: Commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more

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I got my xray today and the result is I have densities in my left upper lobe what does it means? And they suggested to undergo apico xray.

I got my xray today and the result is I have densities in my left upper lobe what does it means? And they suggested to undergo apico xray.

It usually: Means there is some lung scarring there, but it could be a variety of other causes. That area is not well seen on routine chest xrays due to overlapping normal structures. ...Read more

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Hi! Good day! My X-ray says that a"LEFT UPPER LOBE RESIDUAL FIBROSIS CONSIDERED. What does it means?

See below: That is difficult to say without knowing your history and reviewing your images. If this was a CXR, then I'd say you need a CT scan to further eval. ...Read more

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My xray result is ''hazy densiteies are found in right upper lobe please correlate clinically is suggested'' is that dangerous?

Depends...: In order to determine the diagnosis of these x-ray findings, you need to know if you are having any symptoms like cough, fever, sputum changes, history of prior lung infections, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc. This is what is meant by clinical correlation. You need to see your doctor to find out what these densities represent. Further testing may be needed and you may need to see a lung doc ...Read more

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What medicine to be apply for the lingular discoid fibrosis that found during x-ray. They told left and right upper lobe. Please advise soon.

It depends: On the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung does not exchange oxygen. If mild, it may be due to an old inflammation/infection and require no treatment. If ongoing or progressive, it could lead to breathing difficulties, so you need to talk to your doc about what it means in your situation. ...Read more

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Does etoh have any anticoagulation properties? I had asked this question earlier, which was answered very promptly, but did not directly answer the question. I am taking warfarin for a 1.5 CM pe in the right upper lobe. For a week, I stopped my warafrin

Does etoh have any anticoagulation properties? I had asked this question earlier, which was answered very promptly, but did not directly answer the question. I am taking warfarin for a 1.5 CM pe in the right upper lobe. For a week, I stopped my warafrin

Bad idea: Unless directed by your physician stopping your warfarin therapy for a pe is a bad idea. While alcohol (ethanol, or etoh) has anitiplatelet properties, it is not an approved treatment for pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Substituting alcohol for warfarin is a really, really bad idea. I suggest you have your inr checked and consult your physician asap. ...Read more

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Whar is abnormal area of ground glass shadowing in right upper lobe and tiny nodule on the left mean?

Inflammation: Ground glass shadow on ct scan usually means an inflammatory process which could be infectious or could be related to interstitial lung disease, of which there are many varieties. A tiny nodule, if less than 3-5 mm at your age is not likely significant, and is most likely post-inflammatory. The important thing is to obtain serial follow up to determine activity. Stay in touch with your md. ...Read more

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What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe? And what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine? Pls reply

What is suspicious densities in the left upper lobe? And what is mild rightward curvatureof the thoracic spine? Pls reply

This is radiology-: -speak. Suspicious means it's there but don't know what it is. Usually means you need more sophisticated imaging. A mild curve in the thoracic spine means a "scoliosis".mild, is an incidental finding @ your age not to worry about the spine curve it's been there since your teenage years. ...Read more

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Good eve. I have an xray results that having a suspicious infiltrates are seen in the right upper lobe. What does it mean doc? Thank you

Infiltrates:: Difficult to narrow down without the images and clinical information. It could be a variety of things: pneumonia, inflammatory, neoplastic. ...Read more

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I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

I have a diagnose again a ptb both upper lobe but I can take medicine when im 8 years old but now im 34 years old, this is a desease or scars?

Tuberculosis: Need more info. Do you have fever, night sweats, chills? Has the Chest x-ray changed? Are you coughing sputum? Has it been cultured? These are only some of the questions that can be answered by your doctor. It is possible that these are scars, but could also represent active infection. ...Read more

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She's been treated nd completed TB meds almost 40yrs ago, now CXR shows suspicious upper lobe density, but no signs and symptoms, is it normal?

She's been treated nd completed TB meds almost 40yrs ago, now CXR shows suspicious upper lobe density, but no signs and symptoms, is it normal?

Anything described: As "suspicious" is not normal. If there are no prior chest xrays available for comparison, then it could be difficult to distinguish between lung scarring from TB (which can look like a suspicious mass) and a tumor. Further testing is probably necessary to make this distinction...likely a CT scan or PET/CT scan. ...Read more

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Suspecious densities are seen in right upper lobe and mid lung. What does that mean?

Suspecious densities are seen in right upper lobe and mid lung. What does that mean?

Lung Densities: You need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more

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What does it mean of " stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective PTB with fibrosis" I have under go treatment on PTB before.

Stable: THis report describes scarred or healed areas of the lung which have shown no significant or suspicious changes after serial imaging studies. YOur primary care physician can review the film's with the radiologist to learn when further follow-up studies are advisable. ...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.

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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14mmx8mmx13 mm smooth bordered pleural based nodule anterior left upper lobe demonstrates intermediate grade activity. SUV max 1.3g/ml. Treatment?

Time: The nodule should be watched carefully. If you are a smoker then may need much closer workup. If you have cancer you then may need a closer workup. If this has been there then tincture of time may be the answer. Get an opinion from a lung doctor as to the best way to work this up from here.
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What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?

More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.

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