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Io worked with asbestos and silica for over six years in coke ovens for bethlehem steel, lackawanna, ny, and now severe lung problems. copd, prominent pleural fat noted in the left lung base. there is bilateral dependent atelectasis and?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

I am not sure what your question is. By your CT results, there is no evidence of mesothelioma (a malignant disease caused by asbetos) but silicosis is a risk factor for developing COPD. I assume you have been followed by a lung specialist, i.e. pulmonologist.

Answered 12/24/2022

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