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A 21-year-old male asked:

my x-ray result findings is that focal fibrohazed infiltrates are seen in right upper lung. what does it mean?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Lung tissue change: This can be a lung tissue, infection, inflammation along with, but it is unlikely to be a tumor. Your physician will need to evaluate this, possibly biopsy, culture or both

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Difficult to tell: without seeing the xray. A lung "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd

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