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What Does Right Lung Apical Fibrosis Mean
My chest X-ray finding indicates: right apical pleural thickening and pulmonary hyperaeration. What does that mean?
Non specific: apical pleural thickening is non specific but can mean possible previous infection, most common is tuberculosis. Hyperaeration if a real finding is seen in asthma and COPD. Sometimes patients when told to take a deep breathe can over cooperate and simulate hyperaeration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lung adenoCA at apex: Adenocarcinoma is originated from epithelial tissues which has glandular (with secretory property) and malignant appearance. It is the most common type of lung cancer. When it is located at the 'apex' of the lung, that means at the tip of the upper portion of the lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My xray impression is this: regression of the left upper lobe infiltrates
What does it means?
Scarring...: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis means that there is scarring of the lungs and the underlying reason for the scarring is not known. It is typically a slowly progressive disease, typically over years. At the final stages, consideration of a lung transplant can be made so avoid smoking to insure that you would be a candidate, if it progresses to that stage. ...Read more
Inflammation: There is inflammation between the lung and the chest wall. It can be caused by infection - viral or bacterial or other inflammatory process. Blood clots in the lung and even cancer can cause this reaction but this is rare unless you are at specific risk. Either way you should have your xray repeated in about 2 months to see if it resolves. If painful or trouble breathing see MD promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?
It means there: are small abnormal cystic air-filled spaces in the upper right lung. It is likely an incidental finding that has been there for years, and is of no clinical significance. However, it is possible that it is an early manifestation of a more progressive process, so speak to your doctor about the significance in your particular situation. ...Read more
Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean chest ct scan ..mild infiltrates,left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia ,mild left pleural effusion..
CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more
CT scan done and it showed that I have lingular pleural parenchymal scarring? What does this mean and how it happens? Is Pulmonary embolism a cause?
Abd CT scan done in june of this year says:mild bilateral posterior pleural thickening is stable! what does this mean lung ca or lung infection?
Infection: Probably an old infection...Most likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring. The pleura of the lung is the lining. The parenchyma is the lung tissue itself. Apex is the top of the lung. This means that there is mild scarring in the lung tissue and lung lining at the top of the right lung. It is probably from a prior infection. It should be followed by your doctor or by a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Inflammation: Chronic ossification is most likely due to some irritation to your lungs that caused some minor scarring. Dies not sound like an active problem needing more testing now. Make sure you repeat the test in 6 months to make sure this change is not an active process, eat healthy ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Basically, this means that smoking or another inhalant has made distortions in the architecture of your lungs that make it harder for them to work. Atelectasis and scarring physical changes that occur secondary to COPD. ...Read more
What is the exact meaning of apical fibrosis?what need to do with it?is there any restricted activities? Thank you
Fibrosis: Is scarring of the lung, the lung apex(apical) is the upper part of the lung. Symptoms, if any, depend on the severity. Scarred lung is nonfunctional, so the more scarring, the less total lung function. A small amount will have no impact. Fibrosis is irreversible and there are a multitude of potential causes. The only treatment would be for any active process that is causing the fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After having rt sided chest pain, a cxr was normal but CT scan showed rul apical infiltrate or fibrosis.Do u have any guess as to what this means?
Depends: Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves. We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you describe might mean. Depending on the clinical situation, a 5 CM opacity may be something quite benign to other more serious problems. A conversation with your doctor may help to enlighten you on what this is, and how best to pursue it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son had acut infection and cystic leison and fibrosis in the lower love of right lung.What can I do?
Pulmonary infection: You can talk to the doctor who made the diagnoses and find out what is going on. The info you have provided is a little confusing. Does your son have cystic fibrosis? Or did he develop a pneumonia at the right lung base? You really need to communicate with his doctor. Good luck and hope your son is better soon. ...Read more
Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was treated for ptb both lungs 1 year ago, I went to laboratory for employment my x-ray result say's i have residual fibrosis what does it mean?
The process of healing of TB results in formation of scar. The X-ray report is commenting on that scar as residual fibrosis.
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What do cysts on lungs mean? I don't have tb or cystic fibrosis I had a ct scan done and it says their are several cysts and a pluralparenchymal scar
Aerobic, arm/depends: There are 2 separate questions here, both great! exercise is recommended for lung patients, with an emphasis on aerobic conditioning but also upper body weight training--which helps when short of breath. For fibrosis, chances of "removal" or cure depends on the cause. If no cause is known, less chance for resolution. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist) for evaluation. ...Read more
Not likely: Most common causes of chest and back pains are musculoskeletal in origin. More severe conditions like pneumonia, CGD, and fibrosis would likely present with additional signs/symptoms. Focus on common causes first before worrying about rare conditions. See your PCP to discuss your concerns and get a more detailed physical exam. ...Read more
Sodium channel: Cystic fibrosis or CF is a genetic disorder that affects a sodium channel (salt) in the lining of the airways, sinuses and other organs. With this abnormality salt and water leave the lumen (center) of the airways resulting in thickening of secretions and airways congestion/pneumonia and poor function. ...Read more
Yes: Pulmonary fibrosis causes the inner latticework of the lungs to thicken. Given that this latticework supports oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, and that exchange is dependent on the thinness of the transport membrane, pulmonary fibrosis makes the lungs work less efficiently, leading to shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The etiology if fumes or toxins avoidance. If secondary to collagen vascular disease or others then treat primary condition. In these cass steroids & cytotoxic drugs help or controls the condition but if idiopsthic fibrosis occurs then at present no fda approved drug exists. A study drug is currently been in the works & ifd a natural substance then use nac & a high anti oxidant diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be possible for someone to donate a lung to a cystic fibrosis patient when you are a smoker?
Depends: If your pulmonary function tests show both lungs to have adequate capacity and no significant emphysema then it could be possible. Bear in mind that you both have to be able to live relatively normal lives on the single remaining lung. Both you and the recipient should avoid being in the same room with a cigarette! ...Read more
I have cystic fibrosis but i'm wondering about trying a joint (weed) once. Will it effect my lungs/health?
Not a good idea: Depending on your specific disease situation smoking a joint once may or may not affect your lungs. Having CF often leads to lung inflammation and lung damage to start with. The last thing you want to do is exacerbate those by smoking (cigarettes or marijuana). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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