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Just got my ct scan and told that hetrogeneouslt enhancing

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Hi Just got my ct scan and told that hetrogeneouslt enhancing mass is found is it a cancer ?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: the doctor request more ct scan with biyapsy i took lialda and immuran for uc, metrormin and linsprol
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Customer: no this is it
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Where is the hetrogenous mass situated?

Do you have any symptoms?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Inthe right lower lobe, no symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

It is lung.

Are you a smoker?

What is the size of mass?

What is your age and gender?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Im 54 years old quite smoking in 2003
here is some of my ct scan report
.6 x 3.8 cm heterogeneously enhancing mass posterior right lower lobe,
image 8/1. Multiple pulmonary nodules are noted such as a 1 cm right
lower lobe pulmonary nodule, image 4/1, 9 mm posterior left lower lobe
pulmonary nodule image 8/17 and 7 mm subpleural posterior medial left
lower lobe pulmonary nodule, image 8/29.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for the further information.

This can be;

1) Pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumours is one of the possibility which are solid, non-neoplastic masses which can mimic pulmonary cancer.

2) Hemartomas; this too is non cancerous.

3) Tuberculosis

4) Cancer also need to be ruled out by biopsy.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

There are many other possibilities of the diagnosis (all of these are non cancerous) for your CT scan findings;

1) Inflammatory papilloma

2) Granular cell myoblastomas

3) Sclerosing hemangioma

4) Hamartomas,

5) Hyalinizing granulomas,

6) Leiomyomas

7) Mucous gland adenomas

8) Bronchial adenomas

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