In the case of atelectasis, the air in the lungs escapes into the space between the lungs and the chest wall leading to a partial or complete collapse of the lungs. Collapsed lungs are known as pneumothorax. The tiny air sacs may become deflated or get filled with alveolar fluids. The condition is often characterized by difficulty in breathing.
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My X-ray shows scattered peripheral and basal predominant airspace opacities in both the lungs. Is this worrisome?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I have had possible COVID exposure. The symptoms were loss of taste and shortness of breath accompanied by no other identified symptoms. Can it be pneumonia? I would like to consult with a radiologist on whether or not the pneumonia I had has subsided or if ad... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if I had the opportunity to see your prior X-ray to compare with the most recent one. Your previous X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows : 1. Upper normal size cardiomediastinal silhouette. 2. Prominence of the pulmonar... Read Full »
Are breathlessness with chest pain and fatigue signs of severe illness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, six feet tall, weighs about 100 kg. I feel breathlessness on exertion (even during simple walking, bending, etc.) and fatigued. I also face night-time breathing issues (OSA). I am not able to use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). I also suffer from freq... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, chest pain. Your HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of the chest (attachment removed to protect patient identity) ... Read Full »
What does a ground glass appearing lingular nodule on a CT scan conclude?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old female in good health and have never smoked. I am attaching a copy of a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis from the previous year (to check for diverticulitis) and one I did two years back (to check for kidney stones). As you will see, last year's report mentions a 6 m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Two years ago, the report did not mention any nodule, infiltrate, or ground glass appearance. But last year's scan mentioned about 6 mm size lesion atelectasis. D... Read Full »
What do hyperinflated lungs in x-ray indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, My x-ray showed hyperinflation, spirometry 41%. CT scans do not mention emphysema (possible middle lung syndrome). I do not get a specialist appointment for a month. I want to review existing radiology and spirometry results to advise if emphysema is more likely chronic bronchitis, as... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from asthma and middle lobe atelectasis. Atelectasis is the partial or complete collapse of the entire lungs or a particular area or lobe of the lungs. It occurs when the alveoli or air... Read Full »
Does apical calcified granuloma in chest x-ray indicate a Pancoast tumor?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been having pain in my shoulder blade and under my ribs for the past nine months. Physiotherapy and chiro therapy did not help. And my x-ray showed an apical calcified granuloma in the left lung. Could this be a pancoast tumor?Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the shoulder blade and under ribs for the last nine months.Your x-ray shows (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) subsegmental atele... Read Full »
Is there any safe surgical method for ovarian cyst for a patient with mild pulmonary dilatation?
Query: Hi doctor, My partner was due to have a laparoscopy of an ovarian cyst today. However, she saw a pulmonologist yesterday morning because she tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day. The pulmonologist did some scans and found mild dilatation of the pulmonary cone. He told her that she could ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your partner has been suffering from ovarian cyst pain for the last two to three weeks. Laparoscopic surgery of ovarian cyst was postponed due to her pulmonologist findings of mild dilatation of the pulmonary ... Read Full »