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linear scarring in the lingula and left lower lobe,that is

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linear scarring in the lingula and left lower lobe,that is the result of my chest xray. i am a 58yr old male. smoker. What does it mean?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 6 years ago.
Scarring is from a prior lung infection. However in a smoker, any scarring noted on a chest xray should be followed up by a CAT scan of the lungs to check for cancer.
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