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My chest xray findings: clear lungs. apical pleural thickening. is it serious?

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Dr. Larry Grissom answered

Specializes in Radiology

Likely not: Usually due to a prior healed infection which left a scar.

Answered 8/5/2019

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Dr. David Rothfeld answered

Specializes in Radiology

Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor difference in thickness. If this is the case it is most likely nothing to worry about and just a follow-up chest xray to give you peace of mind. If there is a marked asymmetry or associated bone destruction this would need further evaluation.

Answered 1/9/2020

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