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After having rt sided chest pain, a cxr was normal but CT scan showed rul apical infiltrate or fibrosis.Do u have any guess as to what this means?
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends
Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves.
We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you describe might mean. Depending on the clinical situation, a 5 CM opacity may be something quite benign to other more serious problems. A conversation with your doctor may help to enlighten you on what this is, and how best to pursue it.

In brief: Depends
Doctors usually do not interpret ct's by themselves.
We use all of the clinical information available to us to decide what a finding like the one you describe might mean. Depending on the clinical situation, a 5 CM opacity may be something quite benign to other more serious problems. A conversation with your doctor may help to enlighten you on what this is, and how best to pursue it.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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In brief: Possible pneumonia
Pneumonia is a possibility if you also have symptoms of an infection, such as fever and elevated white blood cell count.
If not, and if the findings on the ct are stable over time, then this may represent chronic fribrotic changes from a prior inflammatory-infectious process.

In brief: Possible pneumonia
Pneumonia is a possibility if you also have symptoms of an infection, such as fever and elevated white blood cell count.
If not, and if the findings on the ct are stable over time, then this may represent chronic fribrotic changes from a prior inflammatory-infectious process.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Depends
Could be pneumonia, or infected blebs/bullae from emphysema, or cancer .
.. Ct scan can see more details than chest x-ray.

In brief: Depends
Could be pneumonia, or infected blebs/bullae from emphysema, or cancer .
.. Ct scan can see more details than chest x-ray.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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