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What is linear bibasilar atelectasis or scarring?

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What is linear bibasilar atelectasis or scarring, result on the report of my lung CT scan>
Posted Wed, 13 Nov 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Atelectasis is replacement of air by nothing

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
Atelectasis means collapse which is in simple language is replacement of air inside lung by nothing. Scarring simply means fibrosis which is due to previous healing of lesion. When it occurs bilaterally and in basal part of lung then it is bibasilar.
Now coming to the cause. Usually it is due to diseases like tuberculosis.
Atelectasis can be due to airway obstruction due to concentric scarring of lumen. Sometimes extrinsic compression by lymphnodes may be cause.
So whole thing has to be correlated with clinical scenario....

Hopefully explained the query..

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Follow-up: What is linear bibasilar atelectasis or scarring? 17 minutes later
Is it serious?
Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not serious

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up.
Doesn't seems to be much serious...

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