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Focal Right Apical Costopleural Thickening

One of my chest xray result says "Fibrotic infiltrate in the right upper lobe - Impresion: Residual Fibrosis, Right", and the other xray says " Subtle right upper pleural thickening noted, Impression: Focal Right Apical Costepleural Thickening". Are they the same? Is there any medication to correct those medical conditions? I want to work in Saudi Arabia but Residual Fibrosis is one of medical conditions where it is not allowed in saudi arabia. Thank you so much.
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replied April 26th, 2010
Unfortunately, the x-ray findings that you describe are rather non-specific, and could be caused by multiple different conditions. If you, indeed, have lung fibrosis, then it is unlikely that any medical treatment can reverse this scarring within your lungs.

You should consider seeing a Pulmonologist (lung specialist) to be further evaluated, if you have not done so already.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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replied December 29th, 2011
Apical Pleural thickening
hi doctor robert wascher!

I applied for saudi arabia and they found an apical pleural thickening in my xray result so they did not recommended me for the job.. I would like to ask if that pleural thickening has no cure?or would it stay for lifetime in my lungs? is there a way for that to be removed without scar?thank u..
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replied June 30th, 2010
Costopleural thickening

Sir i am an ex worker in saudi arabia for six years and when i go home (october 27 2009)i cannot go back because based on my xray report i have a left basal costopleural thickening which is forbidden i n saudi arabia.what is the meaning of this findings that i am unfit to work there? thanks
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