Tree in bud nodularity

Posted by manisham @manisham, Feb 29 6:54am

Recent CT scan result: peripheral branching tree in bud nodularity in the left upper lobe, right middle lobe lateral segment right lower lobe lateral segment Largest individual nodule in left upper lobe peripherally measures 9mm.
What should I know about this and what question should I ask my dr regarding this?
In past I had 4 cardiac arrests and 2 STEMI.I was on heart and lung machine while in coma.
This is new!
I am 73 year old female. Based on Google searches it can be concerning or nothing! Need help! Please🙏

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Hello, I have a very similar problem, with a nodule in upper right 1.2 cm and lower middle 1.9 cm, with tree buds. Was told it was a infection and tried two different antibiotics in a span of 3months and still have infection. Had a Bronchoscopy on 1-23-24 and waiting for MAC results!

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@manisham The description you give sounds, as @mcdc1959 says, an infection. Or, given your medical history, it could be evidence of a past infection.
What would I ask my doctor? For a referral to a pulmonologist who specializes in post-cardiac care. They will have the best insight into whether this is something that may be of concern, and devise a plan for you.
Was this an incidental finding during a CT, or was the CT done because you are having breathing issues?
Sue

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Due to my on going Cardiac issue I see my cardiologist every 3 months. I get reg CT scan and occasional MRI. I also had PET scan using Rubidium.
I didn’t have any infection in last 4 years. But did have severe Covid in 2022.
I have appointment with cardiologist in March.
Keeping my finger crossed. As it is I am on borrowed time right now.
I was also on ECMO and IMPELA Device while in comatose. May be combination of all of the above is causing it.
I greatly appreciate your prompt reply.
I am going to Scottsdale AZ and going to get my history reviewed by Mayo Clinic specialist.
Please do recommend a cardiologist when you get a chance.
Thank you very much.

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@mcdc1959

Hello, I have a very similar problem, with a nodule in upper right 1.2 cm and lower middle 1.9 cm, with tree buds. Was told it was a infection and tried two different antibiotics in a span of 3months and still have infection. Had a Bronchoscopy on 1-23-24 and waiting for MAC results!

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Thank you for prompt reply. I am going to see my cardiologist in March.
I will ask about test you have mentioned.
Greatly appreciate your help!

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