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A 55-year-old female asked:

When chest xray shows density in lung, is that always bad? could it be scar tissue from liver transplant?

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Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, it could be scar tissue from the transplant or from an old case of pneumonia. If a prior chest X-ray is available for comparison, it will be very helpful and can show if this is a new finding. The radiologist may recommend a repeat X-ray in a week or so, or may want a CT scan for further evaluation.
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