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A 64-year-old female asked:

Hrct scan chest result focal parenchymal fibrosis rt middle & left lower lobe.w/mammal residual ground glass/opacities. what is the meaning? prognosis

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Hard to know: The findings indicate changes to lung structure in these areas, possibly some scarring and possibly with some fluid/inflammation of the smallest air pockets. Without more knowledge of the clinical history, however, any meaningful interpretation is impossible. The physician who ordered the test will discuss within context of the medical situation.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2016

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