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Cumming, GA
A 42-year-old female asked:

I had a spinal ct scan and it was incidentally noted there is mild biapical pleural-parenchymal thickening with otherwise no abnormal pulmonary opacities. what does this mean? is this of concern, or can this resolve?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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 could cause something of that nature. Could be normal variant. Are you a smoker or do you have other ailments like lupus?

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