In past 2 month, I have struggled with congestion and wheezing/cough - felt like rock in my chest. feeling is different from an infection. in past 4 days, I had severe left arm pain and tingling, esp when I get up or go up and downstairs.
I had chest CT done 2/14 which showed:
Increase in size of the LEFT apical lung mass measuring approximately 5.6 x 5.9 x 5.8 cm (AP x TR x CC) since PET/CT on 10/11/2013. Further compression of the LEFT upper lobe bronchi with complete occlusion resulting in lobar collapse. LEFT upper lobe pulmonary artery is also compressed to occlusion. No
extrathoracic involvement into the brachial plexus. Lingular nodule measuring 1.8 x 0.9 cm is compatible neoplasm. Limited comparison with PET/CT given the differences in slice thickness. Stable small LEFT pleural effusion. Other findings include LEFT renal angiomyolipoma and LEFT T11-T12 neural foraminal soft tissue.
I am scheduled for Carbo/Pem m on Thursday - 2/20. MY QUESTION IS: SHOULD I GET A BRONCHIAL STENT TO OPEN UP MY LUL? also should I ask about stenting for the pulm artery that is occluded. I believe that is the cause of my arm pain - there is less perfusion to the arm. Can the stenting be done safely? should I push for it or is it just minimally beneficial in my case?