A 22-year-old female asked:
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chest x-ray showed mild interstitial scarring adjacent to the superior margin of the right hillus. should i be concerned?i am 22 yrs old, not a smoker

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Old injury?: A scar on the lung is like one elsewhere on the body. It may be the result of an old infection or pneumonia, for example. In the lung they need to be watched . They usually stay the same.
Answered on Jun 16, 2014
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