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FIBROSIS APICES
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FIBROSIS APICES

What is the meaning? the signs and symptoms? and treatment of FIBROSIS APICES
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I suspect that you are referring to apical fibrosis, observed on your chest x-ray.  It means that there is evidence of fibrosis, commonly known as scarring of the uppermost portions of your lungs, called the apices.  It can be a consequence of chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a residual of a prior tuberculosis or fungal infection or a manifestation of a chronic lung condition called pulmonary fibrosis.  It is not characterized by any signs, rarely causes any symptoms and is generally assumed to be a benign, inactive process.

Nevertheless, you should also ask this same question of your doctor.
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