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What Does Interstitial Markings On The Lungs Mean
Chest ex ray says lungs show increased interstitial markings with no active infiltrate,mass or effusion. What does that mean ?
Depends on context: The interstitium of the lung refers to the area in and around the blood vessels and alveoli (air sacs). This is where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Inflammation and scarring of the interstitium disrupts this tissues. So the radiologist is noting that there appears to be increased markings in the area. There are many different conditions and disease that cause this pattern. ...Read more
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
What does Diffuse coarsened interstitial markings throughout both lungs w/bilateral hilar prominence and perihilar infiltrates mean. ?
Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?
No. : Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung. These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The radiologist report said there were interstitial markings on my chest x-ray. Does that mean I have interstitial lung disease?
Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?
No,: they are two different things. Granulomas are small benign nodules. Mild dependent interstitial markings are generally an incidental finding related to gravity dependent changes in lung markings, and are usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
How long to wait between Normal chest CT that showed mild interstitial markings lungs & high resolution CT to see any changes? 6 mo? 1 yr? No differe
Try plain chest xray: CT scans have very high doses of radiation compared to a plain chest xray. You had some findings that could be followed with a plain chest xray. If there were significant changes on the next xray, then you may need a Chest CT. If not, I suggest talking to your doctor to postpone the CT. Because you are 31 yo, you need to be aware of the amount of radiation your body is receiving. ...Read more
Should increased interstitial markings on a chest X-ray of the lungs be investigated if the patient had breast cancer in the past and is at highrisk?
Yes: Several reasons come to mind. Chf: many of the chemotherapies esp with radiation can cause cardiomypathy. Radiation: can cause pneumonitis. Cancer can present as lymphangitic spread in the lungs infection: after cancer treatment there is immunosuppression. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Ct of the chest shows.there is no evidence of pleural effusion. lung show no interstitial markings or fibrosis.minor bronchiectasis noted.scared of tb?
On february, my chest X-ray showed an increase in interstitial marks. In march i was diagnosed with stage4nsc lung cancer. Was the increased interstitial marks a sign?
Yes or no: As cancers spread in the lungs, they can cause what we call lymphangitic spread of disease. Those lymph vessels are along the blood vessels and yes they can look like increased interstitial markings. To make a decision from that alone would be difficult unless a mass is seen or a diagnosis established beforehand. Even radiation pneumonitis looks the same. Decisions are made from previous diagnosis. ...Read more
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