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Can you please explain these Pulmonary terms. 1. Mild biapical

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2019 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Can you please explain these Pulmonary terms.

1. Mild biapical pleuroparenchymal thickening.

2. Groundglass opacity in the right lung base medially.

3. Pleural based linear opacities in the right middle lobe.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pulmonary terms explained below in details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I will explain the terms as below:

1. Mild biapical pleuroparenchymal thickening.
This term is related to thickening of the lining of the lungs.
It usually happens due to asbestos exposure.
It can also happen due to smoking for a long time.

2. Groundglass opacity in the right lung base medially.
This term is related to areas in the lungs, which are usually filled with liquid instead of air.
It can be related to nodules but also pus such as in bacterial pneumonia.
In this case is necessary to determine

3. Pleural based linear opacities in the right middle lobe.
This term is referred to opacity in the pleural part of the lung.
It is usually caused by extra fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall.
The most common cause is a viral infection or pneumonia.

I tried to explain the terms as simple as possible.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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