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Possible Cause of a Mass in the Lung

07/14/2010

Question:

What are the possible causes of a mass seen in the right lower lobe measuring approximately 5.6cm in transverse dimension? The xray was taken after a hit to the lung area? Could there be other reasons for the mass other than lung cancer? Thank you.

Answer:

If a chest CT wasn't done, that should be done to make sure that the mass isn't cancer.

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati