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"Minimal linear patchy scarring of the lung bases"

I underwent a CT scan for diverticulitis. Among other things, the scan found "Minimal linear patchy scarring of the lung bases". What does this mean? Is it medically significant? Thanks
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492803 tn?1209354868
Could it be asbestos related on the inhaled substance?
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Hi,
The description seems consistent with an insult on the lung interstitium. The interstitium is the supporting structure of the lung - it does not participate in air exchange. The insult could be infection, immune-mediated inflammation, an inhaled irritant. If you are not feeling anything now - you probably had a previous infection.

General advice would include: If you are a smoker - best to quit. If you have an occupation which involves an inhaled substance that may irritate the lung- best to take some precautions.
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