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Osteophyte induced adjacent pulmonary atelectasis and fibrosis
Osteophyte induced adjacent pulmonary atelectasis and fibrosis are typically seen as focal pulmonary interstitial opacities adjacent to thoracic spinal osteophytes. They can be relatively common finding in thoracic CT imaging. They are although thought to represent a variable combination of atelectasis +/- fibrosis. They are typically seen involving the medial basal segment of right lobe lobe and posterior segment of the left lower lobe where osteophytes are commoner. They are commoner in older individuals and generally do not appear to progress and are not considered a pre-clinical form of more extensive fibrosing lung disease3.