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What does bilateral hilar prominence mean?

I just had my right kidney removed due to a clear cell Renal Carcinoma Fuhrman grade 4 there was mention of a few things one of which was a Bilateral Hilar Prominence, What is this or what does it mean, I am a 60 year old male with Lupus but eat somewhat healthy ; no Mcdonalds ,B.King and well you get the point
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Your X-ray picture is suggestive of the following conditions.

1. Heart failure
2. Emphysema.

So please let me know

1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have hypertension or diabetes or other heart diseases?
3. Do you have breathlessness or cough or edema feet?

Please reply to me answers of above-asked questions, so that I can guide you better.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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