A 78-year-old male asked:
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i saw my grandpa's x-ray report... the x-ray revealed one of the lungs, but the other lung's region was blank. what does it mean ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Only one lung: It may mean that he had one lung removed previously.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013

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