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discoid atelectasis verses scarring in lung lobe

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

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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Postural drainage!: Good morning, mucus in the lungs indicates an ongoing infection or inflammation of the airway and lung tissues. Structural changes associated with b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Need clinical info: There may be a linear collapse in one area of the lung (plate atelectasis) .One possible reason is not taking deep breaths . Sometimes the term veil ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Probably: Generally linear atelectasis is not a big deal. Why were you getting a chest x-ray?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Future evaluation: Nodules can be very common in the chest. A lot of the decision of what to do with your nodule depends on your smoking history. If you have never smok ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Adrenal eval: Hi. The adrenal nodule needs to be evaluated. What were the Hounsfield units on the non-contrast scan of the nodule? Your endocrinologist will determi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
No pain: Pulmonary nodules usually don't hurt unless they touch structures that have nerves in them, such as the lining of the bronchi and the lining of the lu ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
44 years experience Family Medicine
See your physician.: A lung nodule that is increasing in size is always a cause of concern. Please see your physician to have this properly evaluated. It may require a b ... Read More
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