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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does perihilar microcalcification on chest x-ray indicate?

My chest x ray result findings a perihilar microcalcification what does it mean dok .. ? I never smoke, im not exposed to any harmfull fumes or chimecals.. But about my work schechdule is frequently on night shift or can cause to my situation ?
Thu, 11 Sep 2014
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1. The findings suggest micro calcifications at the perihilar region. Possible cause could be previously treated infection with calcification left as a trace.
2.Other possible - lymph nodal calcification after infection. Finally any malignant process can not be ruled out.
3.In this case you are advised you get a HRCT - high resolution contrast enhanced computer tomography is recommended.
4.That will detect smallest pathology in the lung and the mediastenum.
5.If necessary an BIOPSY might be need to evaluate the pathology.
6.No nothing to do with job, it more look like lung or lymph nodal pathology. Good luck.

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