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A 32-year-old female asked:

What causes incidental finding of a 0.3 cm diameter nodule with punctuate calcification in lung on ct scan in 31 year old nonsmoker?

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Dr. Blake Johnson
36 years experience
Likely a granuloma.: Incidental, possibly from prior exposure to histoplasmosis or other agent. If you have no symptoms, no further workup necessary. I have not seen the images, so consult your physician though.
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Is it common to have an incidental finding of a 0.3 cm diameter nodule with punctuate calcification in lung on CT scan? 31 year old nonsmoker?

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Nodule: This tiny nodule is too small to detect on a plain chest xray. The small size and calcification make malignancy a very low likelihood. Nowadays, doing chest ct scans ,more lung nodules are being seen. Size&rate of growth are the important criteria for more testing. I feel your options are to consult a pulmonologist for evaluation or to repeat the ct scan in 3 months to assure there is no growth
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Can scar tissue show up as incidental finding of a 0.3 cm diameter nodule with punctuate calcification in lung on CT scan? 31 year old non-smoker?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Follow up: Please follow up with Pulmonology to review risk factors such as family history of lung cancer. A report and the imaging may be viewed during a HT virtual consultation. The calcification alone may represent prior infection, but additional information would be helpfu.
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Last updated Nov 18, 2020

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