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Lung diseases

Mom`s CT Results

05/22/2010

Question:

Could you please tell me what " spiculated plueral parenchymal opacity " is. Thank you very much please make it in easy terms to understand.

Answer:

It basically means a spot at the surface of the lung.  Spiculated means that the spot has little tentacles that radiate from the spot.

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati