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What is the meaning of the following Chest X-ray results?

I've been taken the CHEST X-Ray medical check, the report is following: "There is apical pleural thickening in both apices. Both lungs are hyperaerated with low lying diaphragm. Heart is not enlarged. Intact sulci. Visualized osseous structures are grossly unremarkable. IMPRESSION: APICAL PLEURAL THICKENING, BILATERAL PULMONARY HYPERAERATION." I just wanna to know what's the truly meaning about my chest X-Ray report. Thank you very much for the helps.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Aug 2010
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It's also called as pleural capping and it is generally common in old ages,but not more than 5mm on CT scan. High Resonance CT scan is the best modality to diagnose plural thickening. other causes of plural thickening are pleural effusions, empyema and haemothorax.
Chest ultrasonography can be used to detect pleural thickening and distinguish it from plural effusions.
if you are 50+ then it could be normal, so just relax. and if not then try ultrasonography of chest or CT chest(HRCT).
good luck. bye.
Answered: Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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