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A 52-year-old female asked:

Started with upper respiratory virus. then chest x ray revealed subtle opacification on left lobe. is this collapsed lung? no one seems concerned

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
No.: A collapsed lung which showed different things but not opacity. It may be a made you resolving pneumonia but certainly recommend a follow-up chest x-ray in 4 to 8 weeks

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Last updated Oct 6, 2016

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