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My CT Scan of Abdomen and Pelvis Reports says everything is unremarkable except Below...

CHEST BASE: Nonspecific approximately 6 mm maximal thickness layer of pleural parenchymal thickening along the right posterior mediallower lung.

This CT Scan i went through 6 days back.

How ever, i went through Chest Xray 4 Months Back and it is normal. Please suggest/Help with what is it mean?


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replied July 26th, 2017
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A61790
Welcome to ehealth forum.

The description of the lesion is indicative of pleural thickening or infection of the base of the lung (pneumonitis or pleuritis).

Other possibility is pleural plaques (localized thickening of the pleura) which can be caused by old infections (tuberculosis or fungal infection), conditions like - silicosis, sarcoidosis , neoplasms of the pleura, etc.

It would be best that you seek a proper opinion from your doctor, who can make a specific diagnosis based on clinical examination and your history.

I hope this helps.

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