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Saturday, March 8, 2014
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
CT with Contrast says Mild Emphysematous But…
my ct of chest with contrast says suggestive of mild emphysemous changes prominent in base of lungs. i am not alpha 1 deficient. i do not smoke although i did 18 years ago. i am 47 years old. i had a pft test done and it shows normal results. so what does this mean? thank you.
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Mark D Wewers, MD
Professor of Pulmonology, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
Environmental Health Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University