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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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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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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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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?

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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