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Doctor insights on: What Is Ground Glass Nodules In The Lung

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CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?

Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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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Three lung nodules found on CT in dec, each 5mm. Stable on repeat CT in may but one is a ground glass nodule. Should I have a bronchoscope?

Three lung nodules found on CT in dec, each 5mm. Stable on repeat CT in may but one is a ground glass nodule. Should I have a bronchoscope?

More details: Why did you have the ct scan in the first place? Where, fever, cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, infection, exposure to fungus, smoker? Family hs, other disease? Stable for 6 month without change in size is not assuring enough. 3 nodules in the lung in 35 yo female can be due to many reasons. Skin testing, blood counts, liver enzymes. Ask your doctor why? You and I need to know more. ...Read more

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After pneumonia, 6mm ground glass nodule found in lung 7 years ago. Recent CT scan showed 11mm non-calcified nodule in very same area. Did it grow?

After pneumonia, 6mm ground glass nodule found in lung 7 years ago. Recent CT scan showed 11mm non-calcified nodule in very same area. Did it grow?

Possible granuloma: This may be a post-inflammatory granuloma, but that is hard to tell without multiple serial exams. If you have risk factors for lung cancer, such as a history of tobacco use, a pet/ct could be obtained to evaluate for abnormal increased metabolic activity in this nodule. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. What should I do?

Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. What should I do?

Follow up checks: Lung nodules on CT cans are common; most of these nodules are benign unless you are a heavy smoker.
The best way to resolve the question of them being benign or cancerous is to obtain a follow up CT scan in 6 months. If they remain unchanged they are considered benign. You may have to change your doctor if the first one is not willing to do a follow up with a CT scan of your chest. ...Read more

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Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule

Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule

The fibrosis and: Atelectasis isn't anything to worry about, just some lung tissue collapsed on itself and scarring. The ground glass nodule is something that may need longer term follow up to make sure it doesn't grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with multiple ground glass nodules. My brother just over came Good Pasture Syndrome. Could these be the begining onset for me?

A must to discuss!: This is definitely a must for you to discuss w/ your Dr and to (w/ his permission) tell about your brother's condition. I hope it goes well for both of you! ...Read more

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What exactly is ground glass infiltration in the lung?

What exactly is ground glass infiltration in the lung?

Could be lots.: "ground glass" is a term that radiologists use to describe the way the lung appears on a ct scan or xray. It can be caused by a number of things - fluid buildup, bruising to the lungs, chronic lung disease, infection, or small airway collapse from laying down too long. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will order more tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment, if any. ...Read more

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Ground-glass opacities in the lung, should I be worried?

Ground-glass opacities in the lung, should I be worried?

Process in Evolution: GGO in the lung is usually a process that is evolving and may represent resolving infection but can also represent a neoplasm or tumor in its earliest stages. It must be evaluated and followed very closely with high resolution non-contrast CT scans every 3-6 months, depending on the clinical situation. ...Read more

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I also have another question what about ground glass opacity in the lung with mild atelectatic change is that good or bad?

I also have another question what about ground glass opacity in the lung with mild atelectatic change is that good or bad?

Neither: Good nor bad per se. The atelectatic change may be simply incidental and of little or no significance. There are a number of causes of ground glass opacity, and this could represent a significant finding, so best bet is to discuss the findings with your doc. ...Read more

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Multiple ground glass lung nodules f/u.dr says without contrast. Is the correct way to f/u?

Multiple ground glass lung nodules f/u.dr says without contrast. Is the correct way to f/u?

Mgt: I would suggest a virtual consult to review the images and/or report. The risk factors for malignancy and infection should be reviewed with a physician to determine the next step in your management. ...Read more

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1cm ground glass nodule RLL. Pneumonia in October 2014. 42 yo male with no hx of CA. 1PPD smoker x 20 years. Should I be concerned for cancer?

Possibly: Ground glass nodules, particularly in current or former smokers need to be evaluated. Depending on its density, a PET scan may be helpful but at a minimum the nodule needs to be proven stable in size for a period of two years to assure its benign. You need to see a pulmonary MD to have it evaluated as some require resection to know the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ground-glass opacities in lung, what could this be?

Ground-glass opacities in lung, what could this be?

Different things: It could be many things- from infection, inflammatory process, edema, malignancy etc. ...Read more

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Ground-glass opacities in lung, what to do?

Process in Evolution: GGO in the lung is usually a process that is evolving and may represent resolving infection but can also represent a neoplasm or tumor in its earliest stages. It must be evaluated and followed very closely with high resolution non-contrast CT scans every 3-6 months, depending on the clinical situation. ...Read more

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Noncontrast CT images demonstrate mild ground-glass attenuation atelectasis in the lungs. What is this and does it require further attention?

Ground glass pulm CT: It is a non-specific finding which means something has replaced the air in the alveoli, pneumonia-related or a more chronic process. 60-80% have an active potentially treatable dx. Please see your physician for a more-detailed explanation of the results of the scan and, referral to a specialty consultant, if necessary.

http://www. Radiologyassistant. Nl/en/p42d94cd0c326b#i4563548664b88 ...Read more

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Should I worry about my chest CT scan showing multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates on my lungs?

No not usually: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read more

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6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

Lung lesion: At your age and with this description I would think there is an overwhelming chance that this lesion is benign. I agree with a repeat scan in a couple months. If it grows a ct guided needle biopsy could be performed by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. Lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Lung CT scan showed small areas of ground glass opacity on upper rt. Lobe consistent with mild pneumonitis. Is this cancer? When should I repeat scan

Depends: On size of lesions and risk factors such as smoking. However, first follow up scan is typically in 3 months. More scans will follow, usually every 12 months, to make sure no cancer present. ...Read more

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I don't now weather or not l need a lung Dr. Looking over results of a ct scan. Talking ground glass density in both lungs. More then in 10/2/2016?

I don't now weather or not l need a lung Dr. Looking over results of a ct scan. Talking ground glass density in both lungs. More then in 10/2/2016?

Mgt.: I would suggest a consultation using the virtual platform. You will be able to upload the imaging and pulmonary test reports.
I would recommend discussions with your Pulmonary specialist. ...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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I have just be told I have 2mm lingular pulmonary nodular. Where is that located on the lung? And what should I expect in the weeks to come?

I have just be told I have 2mm lingular pulmonary nodular. Where is that located on the lung? And what should I expect in the weeks to come?

Left side: The lingua is part of the left lung and is located behind the heart on that side. I would expect that if this was found on a simple chest x-ray, your doctor will order a ct scan of the chest to further determine whether any other diagnostics such as bronchoscopy or biopsy are necessary. ...Read more

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On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

On the lung windows might be 1 or 2 minute lung nodular densities, below the resolution of pet. What does this mean? See pet results for further info.

Talk with your doc: This is a very specific question and unfortunately there isn't enough information to answer it correctly. You should see your doctor for a specific answer about the pet scan results. ...Read more

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What are the lung dangers with glass blowing? I'm an artist interested in learning glass blowing. I heard that this has risks for developing lung problems. Is this true?

Asbestos: I dabbled in glass blowing, years ago. We used asbestos products in the process. Asbestos has been linked to lung cancer. I'm not sure if it is still used in glass blowing. Consider checking with a the art department of a university or college. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nodule on the lung?

It is mass of tissue: It is a mass of tissues on the xray and cat scan.60%of lung nodules are due to benighn and not cancerous conditions but any nodule need to be investigated and followed up. ...Read more

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Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Are nodules found in the lung curable?

Curable? No: Lung nodules are very common, and over 95% are benign scars that require no "cure". They don't go away, and therefore are not "cured" but they are harmless. The 4-5% of lung nodules that are cancer require some form of treatment and many of these are curable. This depends upon thorough evaluation of the nodule, staging and treatment by experienced teams. ...Read more

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Can benign lung nodules cause problems in the lung?

Yes: Benign means whatever is causing the nodule will not spread. However, the nodule can grow in size, impinge on, or erode into nearby structures and cause symptoms. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more