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What does "low density area within the right suprahilar region? mean?

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Dr. Indu Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
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low density area within the right suprahilar region a 1.1x0.9cm and 3 other pulmonary noduals in both lungs

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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Findings may be due to tuberculosis.

Detailed Answer:
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Low density area in right suprahilar region may be enlarged lymph node.Enlarged lymph node with other pulmonary nodules may be due to many reasons like infection,inflammation etc.
It may be due to tuberculosis,pneumonitis etc.
This finding need clinical correlation,blood investigations like routine hemogram etc.
Further investigations may be needed after proper clinical examination.
Also,contrast CT scan of thorax should be done.Necrotic lymph node strongly indicate tuberculosis.

Treatment depend upon findings.

Get well soon.
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Further queries are most welcome.

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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar 9 minutes later
there is no TB or infection two of the spots have grown and there are 2 new ones noted. 9mm and 5mm are the new ones. CT also says a filling defect is noted within the pulmonary venous system immediately adjacent to hilar adenopathy.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 16 minutes later
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Please find detail answer below.

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As T.B or infection has been excluded and some of the nodules has grown,this condition need detail workup.CT guided biopsy can be done for confirmation.
It is important to know your symptoms.Pulmonary mass should be ruled out as it is increasing in size.

Filling defect in pulmonary venous system is generally due to pulmonary embolism.You need clinical correlation and further investigations.
Ventilation-perfusion scan can be done.However,Pulmonary angiography is the gold standard.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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