A 33-year-old male asked:
I have pleural lung mass 5cm in left lung..doc told me its rare ..biopsy was insufficient...are all pleural mass cancer..is surgery a good decision?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: Not all pleural masses are cancerous, but some maybe. This is one reason to use a VATS procedure to obtain a sample. Other causes include infections such as TB. Have you had a TB skin test? Sometimes after an infection, there can be an area of scar tissue. The CT can be uploaded to your virtual EMR during a virtual appointment for further details.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2015
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