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discoid atelectasis in the lingula of the left lung.
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discoid atelectasis in the lingula of the left lung.

Someone close to me has to see a lung specialist, due to having had recurring pneumonias. the last chest xray showed what I described in the subject area with this statement. Impression: Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis. What does this mean? I read something about that and it is not good.
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When pneumonia clears away it is common for discoid atelectasis to linger behind.  These are collapsed areas of the lung that have a linear or horizontal appearance.  It looks like CDs, viewed from the side.  Most instances of discoid atelectasis are of no consequence to a person
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