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Two small calcified cysts in one lung

02/26/2007

Question:

Could two small calcified cysts in one lung be malignant ?I think they have been there for a quite a long time.

Answer:

If a spot in the lung is completely filled with calcium, then it is benign.  Some cancers in the lung have some calcium in them; however, if the spots have not changed in size over 2 years, they are very unlikely to be malignant. 

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