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A 51-year-old female asked:

Do lung tumors and atelectasis of the lung look similar on high resolution ct scan of lungs?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Atelectasis. : Atelectasis is a nonspecific finding that can mimic other things, such as pneumonia, lung compression and possibly some types of malignancy. If clinical concern for malignancy exists, bronchoscopy should be done.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2017

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