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My dad just got results of immigration medical exam and it

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Hi my dad just got results of immigration medical exam and it says in the form Solitary Granuloma (<1cm and of any lobe) with calcified/enlarged hilar lymph
nodes (3.2). Is it dangerous, what does it mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

in the lungs, granulomas are scar tissue masses which can form in the lungs, seen on CT Scan of the chest.

a 3.2cm hilar lymph node is large and can be due to a a condition called sarcoidosis which can cause scar tissue in the lungs and granulomas in the lungs.

that 3.2cm lymph node should be biopsied to see if there is sarcoidosis

does he smoke?