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Discoid atelectasis verses scarring in lung lobe

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 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
An oh by the way finding. Since the study was not for your lungs this is just a random comment. The picture seen could be an underinflated area of the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Your risk factors such as smoking, family history of ling cancer are important considerations. The nodule may be benign, but additional follow up is r... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Radiology 27 years experience
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
Pulmonology 28 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
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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