Abscess formation in the lung

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Avatar n tn In either case, infection or not, cavitation, which is the formation of a cavity, can occur with the development of a lung abscess. The treatment of lung abscess requires the expertise to first diagnose the cause. You should seek consultation with a lung specialist, also called a pulmonologist. Infection can usually be treated with medicine alone but sometimes requires surgery.
Avatar m tn A study released a few years ago by the Mayo Clinic revealed the surprising discovery that if the cause of sinusitis is the toxins from the infected mucus in your sinuses, and you remove the infected snot, the problem will go away. There’s two ways to remove infected snot from your sinuses, if long-term antibiotics do not work. The medical way is with surgery—stick an endoscope up your nostril and suck enough of it out to end the infection.
Avatar f tn The findings is suggestive of an abscess formation or an area of orgnized necrosis with edema in the adjcent subcutaneous tissues. A 55M hypodense nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid gland may represent a colloid cyst. Benign calcified granuloma in the anterior segment of the left upper lobe and 2MM noncalcified granuloma in the left upper lobe. The latter show mild fibrosis in the adjacent lung. Atrophic left kidney. Spondylosis of the dorsal spine.
Avatar m tn Collapsed right lower lobe with air fluid level, characteristic of necrotic abscess formation. 3. Pleural based nodularities likewise seen in the right, biggest wound noted in the superior basal segment, measuring about 4.0 x 3.0 cm. 4. Confluence of enhancing mediastinal adenopathies also seen along the right paratracheal space, extending into the right paravertebral spaces, biggest measuring about 4.0 x 2.3 cm. 5.
Avatar n tn Both your daughter and db1278 have had their rods in longer then me but you both descirbe the same pain level i am at. In March of 2008 i was in the passenger seat when the vehicle i was in hit a large pole at 100km/h. My L5 vertabrae burst on impact as well as many other injuries. I went in for a back surgery once a was stable a week after the accident and they placed 2 titanium rods and six screws between L4 and S1 just like db1278 described.
211940 tn?1267884866 The acromion is the large bursa in the shoulder that protects and cushions the tendons as they glide beneath the shoulder blade. With repetitive activities above shoulder level, overuse, aging or falls, this bursa may become inflamed, producing noises when the shoulder is moved. Pain coming from shoulder bursitis is frequently felt halfway down the upper arm toward the elbow.
Avatar n tn There is minimal linear stranding or scar formation in the anterior portion of the right lung. No indication of an acute process or a mass. No effusion is seen. The mediastinum is unremarkable. The liver & abdomen are not remarkable. The spleen & pancreas likewise appear normal. No abnormality of the adrenal glands is seen. What does all of this mean & are these findings good or bad?
Avatar f tn Pneumonia – usually bacterial or viral Pleuritis – inflammation of the lung membrane Pulmonary embolism – blood clots in the lungs HEART The heart is the muscular pump that circulates blood throughout the body. It is situated in the mediastinum, the centrally located cavity between the lungs and is in close proximity to the upper middle abdominal area. It often causes referred pain to the upper abdomen when diseased.
Avatar n tn Hi, Welcome to the forum! The wording in the MRI report is a little faulty, I suspect. Sounds like the radiologist mispoke. The first sentence would only make sense if the word "sulci" ( which is one of the deep fold that is seen on the outside of the brain) was actually meant to be the more common word "foci". Then it would be stating that there were several "spot" of increased signal on the two imaging techniques.
Avatar f tn I continued on, with the odd stabbing pain on the upper left side of my lung. I still wasn't eating properly, and it affected me in various ways. I grew very anxious, and was very stressed. Everyone, including my doctor thought I had an eating disorder like anorexia. I can assure you, I did not stop eating to get thin! I wasn't fat at a size 8! No one was taking me seriously! (I was 16-17 years old). Fast forward 2 years. I felt as if I had grown out of my eating issues.
299940 tn?1192322967 Pneunomia once again in the left lung LOL.. I found other interesting facts, if you are allergic to Aspirin, Have Asthma, and Allergies, these 3 conditions make you more prone to developing Sinus Cysts/Polyps. I have lived with this condition all of my life, so I am begining to understand the mechanics of this disease within my own body.
Avatar n tn it will be costly but save you from this pain in the long run. Also...when these abscess drain the puss is contageous...so make sure you wash your clothes and that warm compress in hot water to kill any bacteria that may have contaminated the material. Hope all this has helped....
Avatar n tn I read your recent post with interest. I just took my 11 yr. old half Siamese Sophie to the vet and learned that the lump I recently discovered on her left lateral tibia was probably vaccine related Fibro Sarcoma. I have been reading up on this condition and am getting quite depressed. My Sophie's lump is 3/4" in diameter. The vet recommended monitoring the growth of the lump to see how quickly it increases in size.
Avatar n tn heart tests all gud, been on antibiotics fo last two weeks but to no avail, these episodes ae severe during night time, symptoms tends to lessen a little while i make myself busy wth something, Docs are having different opinions ranging from amoebiasis, peptic ulcer to subacute lung infection leading to abscess formation in chest etc. etc. ......some says drinking lot of water may help.
Avatar n tn Yrs. ago, I also went through this terrible problem & ETD is just the worst thing to dx/treat/fix. My case was unilateral w/ ear but bilateral w/ nasal prssr-hdprssr. I also went through several ENT's/Neurotologists scans & tests. Cause can be 1 or multi-problems. It's a rule out game. Hm-journal, like a sm- calendar bk is great since it's dated & can go back to see date of matching events/symptoms. Use abreviations. The ET's are in the back of the throat & connect to middle-ear.