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Distal thickening of esophagus can be due to the chronic acid reflux problem.
This can be a barrette's esophagus as well --a condition increasing risk of esophageal cancer mildly.
You will need to get upper endoscopy to rule out Barrett's esophagus.
Minor atelectasis suggests small collapse of the lung tissue likely from prior infection, smoking, environmental allergies etc.
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