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Diagnosed with periampullary adenocarcinoma, lung bases are Lingular subsegmental atelectasis vs fibrosis . Done chemothrerapy. Suggest

Hi DR XXXXX, i would like to brief you shortly about my mother's cancer. She was diagnosed with periampullary adenocarcinoma last january 2012, she had two cycles of chemo, 1st with gemzar and xeloda and the 2nd treatment with gemzar and oxaliplatin. She had her petscan last november and was declared petscan negative. No chemo since then. For routine checks she went through MRCP yesterday and findings on Lung bases is Lingular subsegmental atelectasis vs fibrosis, new findings........ may i ask what these findings mean? thank you Dr Samuel,
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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This report means that some part of left side of your mothers's lung has developed collapse (atelectais) and excessive fibrous tissue(fibrosis). Most common cause of this finding is lung infection. Although chemotherapy drugs are known to cause lung problem like this , it is not common with drugs she has taken.
If this is not causing her problem like fever,difficulty in breathing or cough it will hopefully be very small and self limiting. If she has these problems she needs to see her doctor.

Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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