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Dr. Tony Ho
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It's calcified granuloma can remove? And back to normal?

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Dr. Mary Maluccio
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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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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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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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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Dr. Harry Zegel
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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?

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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Does calcified granuloma with focal cerebritis mean brain tuberculosis ?

Does calcified granuloma with focal cerebritis mean brain tuberculosis ?

Typo: This is probably a secretarial error for "calcified granuloma with focal caseation". ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Could a calcified granuloma in left lower lobe in my lung cause shortness of breath?

Could a calcified granuloma in left lower lobe in my lung cause shortness of breath?

NO: They're present in practically all adults - it's part of breathing the air for 52 years. ...Read more

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