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understanding a phrase on a routine chest xray
I went for a chest xray for work. The temporary report had the following written on it:  NAD Healed Granilamta (something like this), the penmanship is very poor (L) hilar region, curious to know what this is?
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A healed granuloma is the equivalent of an old scar.  This will not have any effect on your health, it is just a reminder of a lung infection that you had at some point in the past.  The lung infection may have been years ago.  When you have a lung infection this causes inflammation in your lungs.  After this inflammation clears away it is possible for a scar like this to be left behind.  The hilar region is the upper middle area of the lungs near the heart.
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NAD [no active disease], healed granuloma, Left hilar region
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http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/granuloma
A granuloma is:
1. A mass of inflamed tissue.
2. A benign tumor formed in the process of wound healing. Fibroblasts, fibrin and capillary endothelial cells replace the specific tissue cells at the location.
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hilar: belonging to the hilum
hilum: the hilum is the part of the lung in the middle of the chest where the biggest air passages are
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