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Had CT scan of lungs showing sub-centimeter triangular opacities in the posterior lower lungs. Advice?

Hello! My mom recently had a CT scan of her lungs, and the scans showed that there are subcentimeter triangular opacites in the posterior lower lungs of her lobes. Then report says they are non-specific but maybe inflammatory. She s had a recent diagnoses of pertussis , doesn t smoke , and is in general a very healthy person. What could these finding possibly indicate?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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The findings as you have described could be due to the sequelae of some old infections of the lung. They seem to be completely healed and leaving behind these opacities / markings. If it is so then you need not worry. However they should be correlated with the proper clinical and imaging history and should be followed up regularly to see if there are any changes. Please consult some pulmonologist / chest physician.
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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