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Discoid atelectasis lung base

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
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
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 30 years experience
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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not usually.: it is probably an old issue,, but follow up with your doctor, especially if having any breathing issues.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not really: Atelectasis just reflects the level of inflation of a part of the lung. If you did not take a deep breath during the x-ray, if you had a little mucus ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Please describe the reason for the CT scan. Areas of collapse may occur within the lung and are often associated with mucus plugging. This occurs in A... Read More
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