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Mild thickening of the distal esophagus, had a ct thorax

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mild thickening of the distal esophagus
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Customer: had a ct thorax with contrast and in the findings there is mild thichening of the distal esophagus also there is minor atelectasis in the right middle lobe (right lung)
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Customer: upper abdominal demontrate
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

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.

Not concerning finding.
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