A 31-year-old female asked:
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after having a chest x-ray what does this mean, small rounded area of increased opacification is noted at the left base, which could either due to ove?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: Pneumonia, fibrosis, atelectasis, pleural lipoma, eventration, etc. Tumor would be less common at your age. Consider followup exam in a month. Don't know what ove refers to.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
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Would not be too concerned. Just recheck in a few weeks. This is a common issue.
Jun 7, 2013
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Several things: Rounded opacification sounds like nodule. Nodules can be related to infection such as fungus or TB. Nodules can represent neoplasm such as primary lung disease or metastasis from primary tumor elsewhere. Benign lesions with treatment usually decrease in size. Malignant lesions usually increase in size with time. Sometimes lesions have to be biopsied to differentiate benign from malignant tumor.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It seems like: your question got cut off just when it would have added some specificity. Rounded opacification could be a mass or infiltrate(pneumonia). Speak with your doc about the results.
Answered on Nov 19, 2014

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