benign granuloma growth rate

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June 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm  #1290807    

scobie

i have what has been diagnosed as a calcified benign granuloma.
my research indicates that the growth rate for benign granulomas is usually
very slow. however, i have been unable to find an answer to this question:” How long from
initial fungal exposure until the granuloma grows to the size that it can be
detected on X-ray?” I am very interested in the answer to this question.
thanks,

June 3, 2017 at 11:43 am  #1290808    
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Hi scobie,

According to medicinenet it can take years for a granuloma to calcify, “Calcified granuloma: A node-like type of tissue inflammation that has a specific appearance under a microscope (granuloma) and contains calcium deposits. Because it usually takes some time for calcium to be deposited in a granuloma, it is generally assumed that a calcified granuloma is an old granuloma, or an old area of inflammation. For example, a calcified granuloma in the lung may be due to tuberculosis contracted years earlier that is now inactive and dormant.” http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8908

I hope it’s not causing problems.
All best,
Janine

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