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

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Dec 2, 2017

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