A 21-year-old female asked:
My x-ray result says '' there are still sharp linear densities noted in the left upper lung. both hemidiaphragm is distinct with tenting of the left hemidiaphragm''. i have a tb history around the year 2015 and went on medication for 6 months?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
This X-ray report is fairly benign. Unless the patient has new chest symptoms like cough, he/she does not need to do anything further.
Answered May 12, 2021
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
The tenting may be associated with resolved infection and fibrosis. If you have a smoking history, pulmonary symptoms, weight loss or any health issues, please discuss a thoracic HRCT with your PCP. TB may recur and repeat blood testing may be indicated.
Reviewed May 17, 2021
Last updated May 17, 2021
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