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Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?
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Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need more info
First step would be to compare to an old cxr. If no previous cxr for comparison then consider f/u in 6 weeks or ct scan of chest if the patient has risk factors.

In brief: Need more info
First step would be to compare to an old cxr. If no previous cxr for comparison then consider f/u in 6 weeks or ct scan of chest if the patient has risk factors.
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Dr. Joel Bessmer
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Dr. Eric Wang
As with any personal medical question, you should seek advice from your doctor and/or the radiologist. Having said that, Dr. Bressmer's answer is certainly reasonable and within the standard of care.
Dr. Peter Bream
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: AVM
I agree that comparison with prior radiographs is the first step.
Regardless if it is new or not, evaluation with a contrasted ct scan is recommended. A "circular opacity...Vascular" could refer to an arterio-venous malformation or avm. This is an abnormal connection between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein and can be confirmed with ct. This is treated with embolization.

In brief: AVM
I agree that comparison with prior radiographs is the first step.
Regardless if it is new or not, evaluation with a contrasted ct scan is recommended. A "circular opacity...Vascular" could refer to an arterio-venous malformation or avm. This is an abnormal connection between the pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein and can be confirmed with ct. This is treated with embolization.
Dr. Peter Bream
Dr. Peter Bream
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