A 57-year-old female asked:
my ct showed groundglass densities in the anterior and posterior of the basal segment of the lower right lung. could this be from a partial collapsed that i had in 1994?
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Radiology 29 years experience
Yes: Although it was 20 years ago, it is possible to have areas of lung that are not fully aerated on a chronic type basis. Often called atelectasis. This could be what is described by "groundglass density" The best way to tell is with direct comparison of the old CT scan to a new one. It is also possible that this area represents a more recent area of pneumonia. See if a comparison can be done.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2016
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