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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Two small calcified cysts in one lung
Could two small calcified cysts in one lung be malignant ?I think they have been there for a quite a long time.
If a spot in the lung is completely filled with calcium, then it is benign. Some cancers in the lung have some calcium in them; however, if the spots have not changed in size over 2 years, they are very unlikely to be malignant.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati