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Lung pneumatocele or cyst or bleb
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Lung pneumatocele or cyst or bleb

The report on my CXR lists: Aprroximate 6.0CM X 5.0CM lucency seen in the medial aspect of the right middle lobe. Thought to represent a pneumatocele or cyst or bleb. I am in my 50s, no symptoms, no prior CXR to compare(at least not in the last 35 years). Should I forget about it, as my doctor recommends? He thinks I may have had it my whole life.

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Your doctor's advice is sound.  The suggestion that you may have had this cyst all your life is probably correct.  You will probably never have a problem with this lesion.  However occasionally these cysts can become infected.
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Thanks, I trust you more than my HMO.
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