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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is calcified granuloma of the lungs?

Old inflammation.: A granuloma is a type of inflammation. Granulomas can arise in response to some infections and to other inflammatory processes. This process is generally not associated with malignancy. When described as 'calcified', (like in an xray or ct scan), the reader of the study is generally indicated that the process is mineralized and is usually of long standing. ...Read more

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It's calcified granuloma can remove? And back to normal?

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It's calcified granuloma can remove? And back to normal?

No: Calcified granulomas, especially the ones in the lungs, should not be removed - this would be an incredibly invasive procedure with risks that far outweigh benefits. ...Read more

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It's calcified granuloma can remove? And back to normal?

It's calcified granuloma can remove? And back to normal?

Where is it?: It depends upon where the granuloma is. A common place is in the lung. If that is where you having a granuloma then usually those are not removed. Once they calcify they usually do not cause a problem. If there is any concern that it may be infectious, they yes the doctors my try to remove it. Tell is more about this granuloma and we can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Why do I have calcified granuloma on my liver?

Why do I have calcified granuloma on my liver?

Exposures: Over the course of ones life, we can be exposed to many things that will cause our body to react to them and form a type of scar. A granuloma is the remnant of the bodies reaction to something and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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How can calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

How can  calcified granuloma occur in our lungs?

Immune response.: A calcified granuloma is a type of inflammation. Some lung infections (like fungal infections) will trigger a response in the body in which the person's immune system surrounds the invading organisms with specific cells that form discrete clusters in attempt to wall the organism off from the host tissue. Over time, these can calcify. Non-infectious foreign material can also cause granulomas. ...Read more

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What is a calcified granuloma?

What is a calcified granuloma?

It is a benign: nodule, usually the result of a prior inflammatory process or infection. It is typically an incidental finding in the lungs, but can be seen elsewhere. Generally it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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In a recent chest xray report says "Stable small calcified granuloma left apex.What does this mean?

In a recent chest xray report says "Stable small calcified  granuloma  left apex.What does this mean?

Non active disease: Granuloma is usually related to tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, or coccidiodomycosis. Human body makes granulomatous reaction to organism. If calcified, small, and not changing usually means that it is inactive disease. ...Read more

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I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

I have a large calcified granuloma in my lung found in 2004. Did X-ray today & dr thinks it's growing& causing issues can it?

Yes it can: Size and position of nodule can obstruct a small airway and create atelectasis( a type of collapse). Your doctor has to make sure that this is not an active infection, or a nodule with malignancy. Serial ct scans are recommended usually. ...Read more

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Is this alarming X-ray Impression No acute focal lung infiltrate Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Is this alarming 
X-ray Impression 
No acute focal lung infiltrate 
Stable appearing tiny ovoid hyperdensity which may relate to calcified granuloma?

Stable is good. : Technically it would be good for me to know when the last xray was (the one to which they're comparing the current one). Bad things will pretty universally grow over time, so if this hypersensitive has not grown in months, or years, then it's very likely benign. ...Read more

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How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

How does a radiologist ddx a calcified granuloma vs. A rectal adenocarcinoma lung metastasis?

Experience: A calcified granuloma is...Calcified! most metastatic nodules are not. Exceptions include mets from osteosarcoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon. Granulomas tend not to change over time. Mets tend to grow and are usually multiple. ...Read more

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Can you operate and remove calcified granuloma in brain left temporal lobe size about 7.5mm?

Can you operate and remove calcified granuloma in brain left temporal lobe size about 7.5mm?

Is this an invite?: Sorry, i don't operate anymore. But does your granuloma represent a space-occupying lesion, compressing healthy brain? Is it a developmental "anomaly" or malformation, dysfunctional but not harmful? Is it an active infection or neoplasm? Left temporal lobe surgery risks severe speech disruption. Brain mapping can determine your speech center pre-op. Do you need the surgery? Not enough info. ...Read more

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My catscan showed I have a fatty hepatic CT density changes & also says something about splenic calcified granuloma. What does this mean?

See answer: Low density fatty liver is common and often asymptomatic. It may be metabolic or related to medications. Talk to your dr and likely correlate with liver function tests to be certain. Calcified splenic granulomas are also common, asymptomatic and indicate exposure /prior infection. ...Read more

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My wife had a calcified granuloma in leftparieto occipital sulcus along with minimal perilesional gliosis. And she is getting seizures for this proble?

My wife had a calcified granuloma in leftparieto occipital sulcus along with minimal perilesional gliosis. And she is getting seizures for this proble?

Probably: Many types of brain lesions, such as a calcified granuloma, brain tumor, or vascular malformation, can cause seizures. This happens when the lesion causes irritation to the surrounding brain tissue, which can cause electrical activity that can build into a seizure. Antiseizure medications are helpful in most cases, but if they are not, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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I had some chest discomfort & chest xray. A calcified granuloma was noted not seen on chest CT in June. What could be the cause of sudden appearance?

I had some chest discomfort & chest xray. A calcified granuloma was noted not seen on chest CT in June. What could be the cause of sudden appearance?

Was it really: not on the CT or just not reported? As an incidental finding, the reader could have chosen not to mention it. Have the doc go back and review the CT to see if it was there or not. ...Read more

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My brother (16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his left parietal cortex region which was diagnosed by CT scan ?

My brother (16 yrs old, male) has got calcified granuloma (calcified nodule of 5mm) in his left parietal cortex region which was diagnosed by CT scan ?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by his doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help him. ...Read more