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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 are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

What are the causes of hilar mass in the lung?

Hilar mass: Hilar mass is usually due to swollen lymph glands in the chest cavity. There are several reasons for swollen glands such as infections, cancer and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can it be that a mass in the lung cause a chronic cough or coughing for years?

Can it be that a mass in the lung cause a chronic cough or coughing for years?

Absolutely: A mass in the lung can irritate the lining of the lung, also called the pleura. This can either cause a charp pain in the chest called pleuritic pain or alternatively, a mass can press against the lining of the airway which will cause an irritation and a cough. Usually the cough will be dry to distinguish from bronchitis, although this is not always true depending on the level of obstruction. ...Read more

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Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person

Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person

Doesn't sound good: Hi. Going solely on what you've told us, it doesn't sound good. The doctor(s) involved in the patient's care WILL explain the result. Good luck to the patient! ...Read more

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I found out that my grandma has a mass located on her spine, lung, and stomach. It started in the lung and progressed from there. What does she have?

I found out that my grandma has a mass located on her spine, lung, and stomach. It started in the lung and progressed from there. What does she have?

It sounds like a--: -primary malignant lutg tumor that has metastasized to the other organs. You are an adult now so give her what support she needs. Advice 2 you, look at the image to the right, don't smoke. People get lung cancer who do not smoke, but smoking is the major contributing factor! Not a good prognosis. ...Read more

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Is it easy for doctors to tell the difference between calcified nodule in the lung and lung cancer mass ? And what is average age for non smoker?

Is it easy for doctors to tell the difference between calcified nodule in the lung and lung cancer mass ? And what is average age for non smoker?

Yes, it: is relatively simple to determine the pattern of calcification of a lung nodule on a CT scan. Sometimes it is possible to do that on a chest xray as well. ...Read more

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What can a shadow on the lung indicate? Could it be serious?

What can a shadow on the lung indicate? Could it be serious?

Yes, or no: Can be as benign as the shadow of the aorta (which you need) or as serious as a tumor; or many things in between. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the lung?

Several: Fluid in the lungs could mean pulmonary edema (swelling of lung) which can be caused by heart failure (multiple causes of this), infection, mitral valve disease, kidney failure, inflammation. Fluid surrounding lungs (pleural effusion) trauma, infection, heart failure, cancer, kidney failure. There are more. It's best to talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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