I recently had a base line colonoscopy. The anesthesia used was propofol. I ended up with aspiration pneumonitis. My chest xray showed that the lingular pneum had resolved. I had a ct scan of the chest that showed a 4mm pleural based soft tissue- of right costophrenic recess. My question is could this have been from the anesthesia and should this have showed up on the chest xray. The scan was taken 5 weeks after the incident. Thank you....
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replied April 30th, 2008
Anestesia can cause aspiration pneumonia but can't provoke soft tissue growth. CT-scan also uses X-rays but thanks to the computer technology it can visualize more things than common X-ray image can do.
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