Lung Cancer Community
Chest CT Results
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to lung cancer.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Chest CT Results

Recently, my father had a chest CT ordered by a pulmonologist. His symptoms included progressive shortness of breath (coronary disease, and has had stents due to similar symptoms in past); general fatigue, no weight loss, no change in appetite, he IS diabetic, controlled high blood pressure. He is a previous smoker (quite 15 years ago).

CT Findings as follows:
"Calcific arteriosclerotic disease noted. a predominately fatty replaced lymph node precarinal. No pathological adenopathy. minimal thickending of the esophagus. Calcific arteriosclerotic disease and coronary artery calcifications. mitral valve annulus calcifications.
Question subtle layering sludge or gallstones in the gallbladder? Punctate nonobstructing right renal calculus on axial image #102. some vascular calcifications medial in the left kidney. there is no acute infiltrate, mass, or pleural effusion.
Impression: Chronic findings as above. no acute abnormality."


Any and all insight would be greatly appreciated!
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

The CT describes degenerative changes in the blood vessels that supply the heart and the left kidney and one of the internal heart valves with associated calcium deposition (associated with chronic degeneration) and possible stones in the gall bladder and the right kidney.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Lung Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank