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I just had a chest xray and it said i had evidence of biapical pleural thickening. i now had a ct scan but will await to get my results tomorrow. ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Wait.: There is no sense in imagining what it could be since you have a fairly definitive test being done with tomorrow.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Prob nothing: Symmetric biapical pleural thickening is almost always benign and represents scarring. It is not usually a reason to perform a chest ct unless there are other abnormalities on the chest xray or other clinical concerns/ past medical history to suggest pleural or lung based diseases.

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