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What are calcified granulomas mean

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: The most likely cause would be healed tuberculosis in which case you should have a positive TB skin test or blood test such as quantiferon TB gold tes ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
Nothing of concern.: Lung granulomas frequently calcify, indicated non-aggressive nature of these non-malignant masses.
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Dr. Kerlan Wolsey
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Don't worry: A calcified granuloma is a reaction to an injury in the lung that usually occurred some time in the past. The cells invade the area of injury and over ... Read More
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Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Exists long time: Granuloma could be calcified because it exists for a long time.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Healed lesion: It is in all likelihood a healed granuloma due to a old infection with histoplasma. This yeast infection is common in the river valleys. The finding i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
No: It is evidence of a prior infection. In other words, it's a scar. It is not serious and does not require treatment. When it is not calcified, we follo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Typo: This is probably a secretarial error for "calcified granuloma with focal caseation".
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Non active disease: Granuloma is usually related to tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, or coccidiodomycosis. Human body makes granulomatous reaction to organism. If calcified, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Fatty liver: Is a bad finding. Need to see a gastroenterologist to check your liver for damage. Also see your regular doctor to be evaluated for metabolic syndrome ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Old infection: would be the most common explanation, but there are some other illnesses that could cause this and be more worrisome. You need to ask the physician w ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Changes in tissue: These changes mean that some of the tissue of the heart and lungs is not the normal way it usually looks on xray. When tissue is damaged by infection ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
If : If it is truly calcified, then it means you have nothing to worry about. A granuloma is an area of inflammation or low-grade infection. Once the infe ... Read More
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