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CT scan revealed blisters in or on lungs. What caused this

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CT scan revealed blisters in or on lungs. What caused this? How is it treated?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Can you quote the whole report ?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm calling for my uncle who has had trouble breathing when exerting any energy. He recently had a CT scan revealing blisters on or in his lungs. He is 76 years old. He is wondering if chewing tobacco may be a cause for the blisters.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Yes, tobacco and old age can cause such focal dilated bronchioles called Bronchiectasis.

This commonly occurs in old age and also because of using tobacco.

Long standing infections can also cause such blisters.

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