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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

CT with Contrast says Mild Emphysematous But…

11/04/2010

Question:

my ct of chest with contrast says suggestive of mild emphysemous changes prominent in base of lungs. i am not alpha 1 deficient. i do not smoke although i did 18 years ago. i am 47 years old. i had a pft test done and it shows normal results. so what does this mean? thank you.

 

 

 

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Response by:

Mark D Wewers, MD Mark D Wewers, MD
Professor of Pulmonology, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
Environmental Health Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University