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I had a CT done on my abdominal area and it found a 3mm non calcified subpleural nodule seen posterolaterally in the left lower lobe. Thoughts?
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Frequent finding
Ct's frequently show "incidental" findings.
In most cases, they do not represent any serious disease. Often your radiologist and physician will recommend some follow-up, such as repeating the ct in about 3 months to make sure the nodule isn't growing (ie a possible cancer, rather than old scar). If you are at high risk for lung cancer (a smoker), more tests might be ordered immediately.

In brief: Frequent finding
Ct's frequently show "incidental" findings.
In most cases, they do not represent any serious disease. Often your radiologist and physician will recommend some follow-up, such as repeating the ct in about 3 months to make sure the nodule isn't growing (ie a possible cancer, rather than old scar). If you are at high risk for lung cancer (a smoker), more tests might be ordered immediately.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Dr. Nancy Mellow
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Nodulle in lung
You need to see a pulmonary speacialist as soon as possible to further investigate this nodule it needs to be biopsied through cat guided biopsy or through bronchoscopy.

In brief: Nodulle in lung
You need to see a pulmonary speacialist as soon as possible to further investigate this nodule it needs to be biopsied through cat guided biopsy or through bronchoscopy.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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