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What is the significance of bilateral hilar fullness ?

DEBBIE

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Dear DEBBIE,

Bilateral hilar fullness refers to a fullness in the shadow in the both sides of the chest.

There are a number of causes for this finding including but not limited to congestive heart failure, sarcoidosis, pneumonia and lung cancer.

The most like diagnosis is sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis involves inflammation that produces tiny lumps of cells in various organs in the body. The lumps are called granulomas because they look like grains of sugar or sand.

They are very small and can be seen only with a microscope. These tiny granulomas can grow and clump together, making many large and small groups of lumps.

If many granulomas form in an organ, they can affect how the organ works. This can cause symptoms of sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis can occur in almost any part of the body, although it usually affects some organs more than others. It usually starts in one of two places: Lungs and Lymph nodes, especially the lymph nodes in the chest cavity.

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