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replied July 28th, 2015
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A53217
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

As there is no background history or any X-ray finding, I will outline the causes of perihilar calcification.

It is a calcification in the lung which may be caused by numerous causes. common ones including:

1) Old infection like tuberculosis, pneumonia or fungal infection
2) Then it may be a lymph nodal calcification after infection
3) occupational diseases like silicosis or pneumoconiosis
4) sarcoidosis
5) metastatic lesion

To confirm the diagnosis, further investigations like contrast enhanced CT scan of the lungs or bronchoscopy/ biopsy may be needed.

My sincere advise is to get further evaluation done from a respiratory medicine specialist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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