Lung nodule with Pleural Tethering

Posted by edsch @edsch, Sep 20 12:58pm

Has anyone heard of this? I have been researching it and have yet to find anything definitive on my own.

Thanks,
Ed

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Hi @edsch, it sounds like you've read something from an imaging or pathology report and you haven't had a chance to discuss it with your doctor yet. All I can provide are some definitions of the terms. For example,
– The pleura includes two thin layers of tissue that protect and cushion the lungs.
– A tethered lung is a lung that following drainage of the pleural space does not fully re-expand.
– A lung (pulmonary) nodule is an abnormal growth that forms in a lung.

Was this in a report that you got? What was being investigated?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @edsch, it sounds like you've read something from an imaging or pathology report and you haven't had a chance to discuss it with your doctor yet. All I can provide are some definitions of the terms. For example,
– The pleura includes two thin layers of tissue that protect and cushion the lungs.
– A tethered lung is a lung that following drainage of the pleural space does not fully re-expand.
– A lung (pulmonary) nodule is an abnormal growth that forms in a lung.

Was this in a report that you got? What was being investigated?

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Hello Colleen,

Thank you for your response. I have discussed it with my PCP, but they were even a little uncertain about the wording. This was found on a CT Scan that I had gotten taken as a cancer follow up from a malignancy I had 5 years ago. I will discuss it with my oncologist on Monday, but I was hoping someone here could enlighten me a bit.

Thanks,
Ed

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@edsch

Hello Colleen,

Thank you for your response. I have discussed it with my PCP, but they were even a little uncertain about the wording. This was found on a CT Scan that I had gotten taken as a cancer follow up from a malignancy I had 5 years ago. I will discuss it with my oncologist on Monday, but I was hoping someone here could enlighten me a bit.

Thanks,
Ed

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I look forward to hearing what you learn on Monday, Ed.

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@colleenyoung

I look forward to hearing what you learn on Monday, Ed.

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My oncologist is sending me for a PET Scan this coming week. Once I get the results I will share them here. Thank you for your support this week.

Ed

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