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Result on chest PA, please explain

hi ,my father just got his xray result and the conclusion was Inflammatory process at the right lobe ,right lower lobe left upper lobe and left perihilar area with cavity at the right upper lobe.Cannot rule out PTB.Bilateral apicopleural thickening..Right lower pleural thickening versus effussion.Atherosclerotic aorta.pls explain what is it...
Asked On : Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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The x ray shows that he might have a Tuberculous or other infection which has caused a cavity on right upper lobe and effected the lung.The membrane around the lungs has some fluid or is thickened.This mostly secondary to infection.Aorta has some fat deposition.

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