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discoid atelectasis lung base

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
To,observe: Likely benign post inflammatory granulomas and will calcify over time. Regular cts for a few years will establish this. . Prior exposure ? Histopl ... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous condition ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Keep an eye on it: Lung nodules such as yours are probably a reactive process following an earlier infection of the lung. Those nodules should be looked at again in a s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. Th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: Many non cancerous conditions will cause discoid altelectasis of lung
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually.: it is probably an old issue,, but follow up with your doctor, especially if having any breathing issues.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Atelectasis: Atelectasis is an area of lung that doesn't expand during a deep breath. It may be a remnant of a prior inflammatory process like bronchopneumonia. Si ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
AtelectasisCauses&Rx: Means your lower lobes of lungs are collapsed and not enough air is being exchanged there. Commonest cause of atelectasis is due to blockage of airway ... Read More
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacteria ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Not cancer: Atelectasis is not cancer. It is essentially a sign that some areas of your lungs are not getting as much air due to either blockage or restriction of ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Poor Asthma Control: Sounds like you have a history of poorly controlled asthma. With 4 months of worsening cough and atelectasis on CXR I would recommend seeing a physici ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It most: likely is not significant, and simply related to gravity and/or a less than complete depth of inspiration at the moment of the scan. Atelectasis in t ... Read More
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