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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Small nodular density in the left upper lobe



chest xray indicated small nodular density seen in left upper lobe superimposed over the second left anterior rib as well as two vague small left basilar density seen one projected above and the other below the 7th anterior rib. No infiltrate or other acute lung abnormality is observed. No effusions. Can you shed some light


You will need to ask your doctor whether you will need further testing (i.e. a CAT scan of your chest).  The findings on the chest xray are non-specific.

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Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University