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What does this CT scan finding indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I would like to understand the ct-scan result on my father lungs he's 76 yrs old, the impression on ct-scan is the following:
- pulmonary new growth with tumor extension to the right lung is highly considered. suggest tossue correlation
- pleural effusion, left
- cardiomegaly
- degenerative osteoarthropathy, spine
- basal pheumonia, left
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It may suggests deterioration as compared to previous findings.

Detailed Answer:
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Your father CT scan findings may suggests deterioration as compared to previous findings.
There is new growth in lung which has extended to right side of lung also.This may need histo-pathological correlation.

There is fluid in left pleural cavity and this condition is called as pleural effusion.
There is also pneumonitis(infection) in basal region of left lung.

Cardiac size is also increased.

There are degenerative changes in spine.It is generally age related finding.

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

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (34 minutes later)
Can you suggest what to do best for the meantime
that my father is not yet seen by his doc?Also can you explain further the histo-pathological correlation?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Your father may need biopsy of lung mass.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to HCM

Your father may need biopsy of lung mass.Only histopathological examination after biopsy can assess true nature of mass.This is very important for management.
You father need proper evaluation by a oncologist.

I wish your father to get well soon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
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What does this CT scan finding indicate?

Brief Answer: It may suggests deterioration as compared to previous findings. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to HCM Your father CT scan findings may suggests deterioration as compared to previous findings. There is new growth in lung which has extended to right side of lung also.This may need histo-pathological correlation. There is fluid in left pleural cavity and this condition is called as pleural effusion. There is also pneumonitis(infection) in basal region of left lung. Cardiac size is also increased. There are degenerative changes in spine.It is generally age related finding. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr. Indu XXXXXXX