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Doctor insights on: Calcified Granuloma Nodule Lung

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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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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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?

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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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

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CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

Calcification: if the chest tube was inserted in the that location, most likely it is the cause of that calcification, but close follow up with your pediatrician & pulmonary specialist to make sure there is no other cause for it. Good luck. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more