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What causes Biapical fibrosis in lungs?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Question: stable biapical fibrosis? After a CT scan micronodule RLL image 2/87 Lung CT scan
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: These are benign conditions. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to us Biapical fibrosis in lungs may be due to many reasons like sequel of infection,chronic exposure to some irritants present in air like coal dust,silica etc. You don't worry.It is a benign finding and it shows healed stage.It is not active at all.This condition doesn't require any treatment unless it is severely compromising lung functions. Micronodule in RLL may also be due to many reasons like infection,inflammation,hamartoma etc.Mostly these are benign conditions and doesn't require any treatment.However you can have follow up X-ray for increase in size.It also need clinical corelation. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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What causes Biapical fibrosis in lungs?

Brief Answer: These are benign conditions. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to us Biapical fibrosis in lungs may be due to many reasons like sequel of infection,chronic exposure to some irritants present in air like coal dust,silica etc. You don't worry.It is a benign finding and it shows healed stage.It is not active at all.This condition doesn't require any treatment unless it is severely compromising lung functions. Micronodule in RLL may also be due to many reasons like infection,inflammation,hamartoma etc.Mostly these are benign conditions and doesn't require any treatment.However you can have follow up X-ray for increase in size.It also need clinical corelation. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX