A member asked:

Can a lung scar caused by pulmonary tuberculosis (already treated) ever disappear? it's been 2 years and the scar is still there every xray exam.

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Dr. Marwan Akasheh answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Tuberculous scar: Tuberculous scars disappearing ! a scar is a scar it wont disappear. If anything it may predispose you to lung cancer, and there is nothing that could predict conversion to malignancy.

Answered 6/18/2018

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Unlikely: The scarring will most likely be permanent, however the good news is that other than the xray change it should be asymptomatic. Hope this helps.

Answered 6/18/2018

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