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I had a ct with contrast done and minimal atelectasis was found at base of right lung. the gi doc didn't say anything about it. should i follow up?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

If there are no respiratory symptoms, it can be followed. Maintain a healthy diet and weight.

Answered Aug 22, 2015

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Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

likely nothing to worry about, probably related to depth of inspiration and/or gravity dependent changes. It is a relatively common incidental finding on CT.

Answered Aug 22, 2015

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