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A 31-year-old member asked:

My 5 year old daughter has a paratrecheal mass in one lung. what could this be? we have been told it was hystoplasmosis, leukemia, or tuberculosis.

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Paratracheal mass: I don't believe that any of those 3 diagnosis can explain that paratracheal mass based on the usual clinical presentation and radiographic presentation of those diseases. I think that she should have a proper ct scan chest with high resolution and see a cardiothoracic surgeon for consultation. Could it be some kind of anatomic anomaly or diverticulum is possible.
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