Treatment for apical pleural thickening
Hello, Good day! I just want to know if what are the possible treatment for patient diagnose with Apical Pleural Thickening. That was the reading of my CXR (SFRU & LV). and im too worry about it because I need to be cleared for me to have my visa going to Libya for work.It was only told to me...
Im an expat living in UAE. I had pleural eff. 6 yrs back, treated and fine till now. xray show pleurl thickng in rt lung. Will it b taken as old PTB or ExtrPTB
Does PTB mean Pulmonary Tuberculosis? Pleural TB is considered extra-pulmonary in USA and intra-pulmonary in UK. A pleural thickening usually means fibrosis of pleura after an inflammation. Thus it is old and extra-pulmonary.
CT scan chest report shows, bilateral apical pleural thickening with bilateral apical sub pleural thin fibrotic strands with pericicatricial emphyematous change
chronic lung disease shows previous infection leading to fibrous tissue formation
need to investigate for cause of the diease and treat for preventing further complications
get consultation with chest specialist
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