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Explain the meaning of stable prominent cardio mediastinal silhouette, interstitial coarsening, biapical pleural thickening?

1- What is stable prominent cardio mediastinal silhouette ,interstitial coarsening 2- minimal linear densities,likely atelectasis I the left lower lung . 3- Small density is noted projecting over the left upper another at the lower lung 4- there are no consolidations or pleural effusion 5- there are biapical pleural thickening Could you please tell me what this means Grant O. Baker
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
1) Heart size looks bigger than normal
2) Areas of poor inflation (usually compressed, not to worry) of the lungs
3) A small area that is thicker (more dense) than the lung, non specific finding. A CT scan would give better detail of it
4) There are no evident areas of fluid or abnormal tissue densities suggesting infection
5) Thickening of the lining at the tip of both lungs, again, non specific for lung irritation or scarring at some point.

There you go. Hope that reading helps.

Dr Brenes-Salazar
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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