A 34-year-old female asked:
What is left basal lung discoid fibrosis?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like: You are reading a chest x ray report. Ask the doctor who ordered the test, but it is probably scar from old infection, not active pneumonia.
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Radiology 39 years experience
Benign: This is "radiology talk" describing linear areas of lung with some scarring. Very common and nothing to worry about. In truth, someone your age likely has discoid atelectasis rather than fibrosis. Atelectasis just means the lung is not inflated as much as usual and this can be seen when a patient hasn't taken a deep breath for the xray or after epidsodes of pneumonia.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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