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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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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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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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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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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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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