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pleural parenchymal disease

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
History: Pleural scarring is using the result of an infection in the past that has healed. It could have been anything from pneumonia to TB to a myriad of oth ... Read More
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Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Scaring sack: Scar tissue in pleural sac which surrounds the lung from prior infection or trauma.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The cause of the nodules can be further assessed by a biopsy, screening of washings for infections and malignancy. Are you a smoker? do you have a fam ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar f ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ask doctor: I would ask your doctor who ordered the x-ray what the finding represents and if any treatment is necessary.
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the extent. If it is a minor degree of scarring, it will probably have no impact on your lung function. If it is severe, you may have impaired pu ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Lung injury : Hello. With the scant information you provided is almost impossible to help you. To be able to help you, a doctor needs as much information as possibl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more informatio: Need more information, More medical and social history. smoking or not. Any other medical disease at present. These findings are on MRI of shoulder an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Likely benign: This could be from an old infection you had in the lung but it could also be due to other causes such as auto immune conditions. However, it's less li ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Thickening: This is a nonspecific finding and means some thickness appreciated at the plural lining. If you have fallen and that is why you needed the CT that co ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See a pulmonologist.: Biapical means at the top of the lungs. The pleura is the lining of the lung. Parenchyma is the lung tissue itself. And Fibrosis is scarring. Ther ... Read More

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