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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 is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

What are mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung? Are these dangerous?

Emphysema: is a disease of the lung which is either caused by smoking or a genetic disorder. Emphysema destroys lung tissue and creates holes called blebs that look like Swiss cheese holes. By themselves, they are not dangerous, but they can lead to pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Since they are associated with smoking, they can be the location of future lung cancer. So please STOP SMOKING. ...Read more

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My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. is this serious? am i still fit to work?

My xray result says that suspicious densities are seen in the right lung apex. is this serious? am i still fit to work?

How do you feel?: Whether you are fit to work or not depends on what you do for work, and whether or not they have policy or regulations regarding employee health requirements. X-ray findings alone are generally not an issue; that said, if you are short of breath and cannot perform as needed, then fitness may become an issue. Pulmonary function testing may be required. Advise immediate follow-up CT/MRI + contrast. ...Read more

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Is calcification in right apex (lungs) requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Is calcification in right apex (lungs)  requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Rule out active TB: Calcification in the apical lungs in a TB endemic region is old healed TB until proven otherwise . However active TB needs to be ruled out if you have any symptoms of shortness of breath, unplanned weight loss, bloody cough, chronic cough etc. It can be done with sputum studies or a ct scan. This " feature" cannot be removed by surgery, drugs, diet. .It is akin to a well healed injury. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have "mild emphysematous blebs on upper right apex of the lung." What does this mean?

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

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I was wondering if I should worry about few small nonspecific linear pleural parenchymal opacities right lung apex found on a shoulder MRI?

I was wondering if I should worry about few small nonspecific linear pleural parenchymal opacities right lung apex found on a shoulder MRI?

Need more informatio: Need more information, More medical and social history. smoking or not. Any other medical disease at present. These findings are on MRI of shoulder and not a dedicated MRI of chest So You need to be seen by a MD or Pulmonary to go over your history, physical exam and more work up if needed ...Read more

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What does a 7 mm right apical bleb. A 3mm subpleural right apical nodule and minimal pleural based nodularity at the left lung apex ?

What does a 7 mm right apical bleb. A 3mm subpleural right apical nodule and minimal pleural based nodularity at the left lung apex ?

Too small yet: A blel is a bubble, atype of emphysema. Could be from an infection, inhalational injury (fumes, odors or smoking) or genetic.Nodules are too small to categorized but should be follow ...Read more

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Why does tuberculosus lodge at the apex of the lungs?

Why does tuberculosus lodge at the apex of the lungs?

More oxygen at apex: There is more ventilation and less blood flow at the apex of the lung. Since tuberculosis is a strict aerobe it grows better in the better oxygenated upper lobe where less of the oxygen is carried away be the blood. The lower lobes of the lung have more blood flow and less ventilation so there is less oxygen to feed the TB because the blood carries more of the oxygen into the body. ...Read more

Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more