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Can pancoast tumors be mistaken for calcified granuloma?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: can pancoast tumors be mistaken for calcified grandular lung desease? definitely not ground glass.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Very less chances for mistaken.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Usually size of pancoast tumour is more (more than 5cm) while calcified granuloma is usually less than 2-3 cm, so chances of mistake are less.
To clarify this, better to get done CT thorax with Contrast.
Please let me know
1. Do u you had CT or only chest x ray?
2. Do you have previous tuberculosis in past?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Can pancoast tumors be mistaken for calcified granuloma?

Brief Answer: Very less chances for mistaken. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Usually size of pancoast tumour is more (more than 5cm) while calcified granuloma is usually less than 2-3 cm, so chances of mistake are less. To clarify this, better to get done CT thorax with Contrast. Please let me know 1. Do u you had CT or only chest x ray? 2. Do you have previous tuberculosis in past? Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.