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What Causes Peribronchial Thickening Along The Right Sulcus At Base Of Lung?

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015
Question: What causes peribronchial thickening or abnormal density seen along the right sulcus, near the lung base?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Inflammation of airways

Detailed Answer:
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I read your question and i understand your concern. Your chest ray was done as a routine baseline work up for laminectomy which is a pretty standard procedure.

Peribronchial thickening is a radiological term and is used for inflammation of airways. Bronchitis, asthma , recent airway infections even cough cold or flu , history of smoking , age related pulmonary functions decline are the commonest causes and is nothing to worry about.

f you don thave any significant complaint like shortness of breath, lower chest pain or significant weight loss etc then no worries.

This x ray should be clinically correlated to your complete physical evaluation as alone it may misguide. I myself have yet to see a chest x ray with out any bronchial thickening in age as old as 70 plus. So imagine the benignity and common nature of such findings. I hope you are reassured.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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What Causes Peribronchial Thickening Along The Right Sulcus At Base Of Lung?

Brief Answer: Inflammation of airways Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Your chest ray was done as a routine baseline work up for laminectomy which is a pretty standard procedure. Peribronchial thickening is a radiological term and is used for inflammation of airways. Bronchitis, asthma , recent airway infections even cough cold or flu , history of smoking , age related pulmonary functions decline are the commonest causes and is nothing to worry about. f you don thave any significant complaint like shortness of breath, lower chest pain or significant weight loss etc then no worries. This x ray should be clinically correlated to your complete physical evaluation as alone it may misguide. I myself have yet to see a chest x ray with out any bronchial thickening in age as old as 70 plus. So imagine the benignity and common nature of such findings. I hope you are reassured. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan