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Doctor insights on: Accentuation Of Linear Markings In Both Perihilar Regions

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What does streaky infiltrates in both perihilar and basal regions and lung fields are hyperaerated in xray mean?

What does streaky infiltrates in both perihilar and basal regions and lung fields are hyperaerated in xray mean?

Probably infection: By the description, it is suggesting that you have some bronchitis or early pneumonia. Hyperaerated means that there is probably some spasm of the bronchi causing air trapping. This can be associated with asthma or just acute infection. ...Read more

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Prominence Of Bilateral Perihilar Bronchovascular Markings is noted... please say what does this mean in common wods?

Prominence Of Bilateral Perihilar Bronchovascular Markings is noted... please say what does this mean in common wods?

X-RAY FINDINGS: The hilum is an area of the lung where the breathing tubes, blood vessels, & many lymph nodes all come together. Findings could represent acute infection like pneumonia, inflammation, malignancy, chronic conditions, or nothing at all. I would certainly follow up promptly with the person who ordered the x-ray for an explanation of possibilities in the context of your current medical history. ...Read more

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What does increased bilateral perihilar and paracardiac bronchovascular markings and right apears to be more affected mean?

What does increased bilateral perihilar and paracardiac bronchovascular markings and right apears to be more affected mean?

X-Ray finding: After taking an x-Ray of your chest and you don't say why the radiologist, who never saw you just your x-Ray, said he saw some non-specific stuff near the center of your chest. It doesn't mean you have pneumonia or Tb but follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Haziness in both perihilar region?

Haziness in both perihilar region?

Can't see clearly: Perihilar=area around the hilum/root of the lungs, basically where the airway enters the lung--both=both sides. Haziness=not clearly defined increase in density, often due to enlargement of some lymhnodes/inflamation in the area. It is nonspecific--can't tell for sure what it is. A poorly done xray can produce this haziness. Consult doc to review finding in context of your disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is mild perihilar fullness on the left is stable indicate?

What is mild perihilar fullness on the left is stable indicate?

Stable = good+/-.: Fullness means there is something more buldging/larger than expected in an area. Peri-hilar means the area where your bronchial tree in the lung area splits up into the different branches that go out to the lung. Therefore, you have a fullness of that area. Stable can be good, but what is the time frame? To be safe, check with the ordering doc to see if it needs further testing. ...Read more

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What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

What is bilateral perihilar pneumonia?

Region Involved: Peri hilar is the region of the lungs where the infection occurs. It is the area where the structures that form the roots of the left lun enter and leave this viscus:pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, lymphatic vessels and bronchus with bronciial venis and arteries. ...Read more

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What is bilateral perihilar and basal pneumonities with hyperraeration?

What is bilateral perihilar and basal pneumonities with hyperraeration?

Radiology-speak!: The radiologist sees signs of inflammation in the area near the center of the chest called the hilum as well as the basal or bottom portions of the lungs. Hyperaeration means there is increased air-space to lung tissue ratio, caused by breakdown of the septa between alveoli, creating fewer but larger alveoli, as seen in emphysema. Its up to your doctor to interpret these findings. ...Read more

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Could right sided perihilar pneumonia be aspiration pneumonia?

Could right sided perihilar pneumonia be aspiration pneumonia?

Yes: Aspiration pneumonia most commonly is on the right side. Usually history of vomiting before. Most common in people who have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What is Hilar and Perihilar fibrocalcific scarring and bronchial wall thickening?

What is Hilar and Perihilar fibrocalcific scarring and bronchial wall thickening?

May be old: Sounds like old TB or other past infection. If no symptoms don't worry ...Read more

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Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?

Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?

CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid accumulation around the blood vessels show up from the pressure buildup. This is not an infection, unlike pneumonia. The concern for you is to identify why someone of your age would have CHF in the first place. See your doc asap to address this. ...Read more

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What does Diffuse coarsened interstitial markings throughout both lungs w/bilateral hilar prominence and perihilar infiltrates mean.?

What does Diffuse coarsened interstitial markings throughout both lungs w/bilateral hilar prominence and perihilar infiltrates mean.?

Ask the doctor: Who ordered the study. Without any more history or symptoms no one could properly interpret this finding. The doctor who ordered the study should be able to answer this question but only for the person who actually got the study due to privacy concerns. ...Read more

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My babys chest xray shows prominent markings bilaterally perihilar region particularly r infahilar region. Superimposed infiltrate suspected. Explain?

My babys chest xray shows prominent markings bilaterally perihilar region particularly r infahilar region. Superimposed infiltrate suspected. Explain?

Possible pneumonia: The xray findings you describe are a radioogist's way of saying it's not certain, but its possible there is a small area of pneumonitis (pneumonia) on the xray. This doesn't mean your baby has pneumonia - your doctor will consider many other factors before concluding what this means. ...Read more

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Xray result:Prominent perihilar interstitial markings suggesting bronchitis. No superimposed infiltrate or atelectasis. I thought bronchitis didn't show?

Xray result:Prominent perihilar interstitial markings suggesting bronchitis. No superimposed infiltrate or atelectasis. I thought bronchitis didn't show?

Subtile finding: Normal bronchial walls are hard to see on a chest x ray (arrows in pic). If they are thickened one can see them a little more. Even so, it is a tough call so we say "suggestive of" to say we really are not sure, but we see enough to be more than just a little suspicious. For complete eval of lung tissue we do high resolution CT.
"Bronchitis" is a clinical diagnosis, though, so listen to your Dr. ...Read more

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Chest xray findings for my 18 yr old daughter: coarse prominence of the perihilar markings and no focal infiltrate. What does this mean?

Chest xray findings for my 18 yr old daughter: coarse prominence of the perihilar markings and no focal infiltrate. What does this mean?

Suggests virus: That is a common description used by the radiologist when things are not really normal but also not consistent with pneumonia. Realize that very early in a pneumonia, the x-ray could be clear (takes time for the body to react) so the doc must rely on symptoms/exam in addition to X-ray. Focal infiltrate would be what they look for to call it pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does copd/emphysema with lateral perihilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

What does copd/emphysema with lateral perihilar atelectasis or scarring mean?

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Basically, this means that smoking or another inhalant has made distortions in the architecture of your lungs that make it harder for them to work. Atelectasis and scarring physical changes that occur secondary to COPD. ...Read more

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Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Whay does this mean " the lung fields are clear and consider perihilar pneumonitis, bilateral? Can my son still go with his operation/surgery?

Depends on situation: If the kid will be placed under an inhaled general anesthesia, such a reading on an x-ray might lead the treatment team to delay an elective operation. A lung disorder can be aggravated by inhaled anesthetics & lead to worsening of the lung status. Discussion of the findings with your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Hello, My baby is 22months old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310, MP (ICT)negative, CXR minimal perihilar infiltration, taking antibiotic?

Hello, My baby is 22months old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310, MP (ICT)negative, CXR minimal perihilar infiltration, taking antibiotic?

Sounds viral: Most viral infections, such as influenza, can give high fevers and cough with a similar chest x-ray pattern. Unless your child has a high WBC, respiratory distress, is immunosuppressed or has fever over 5-7 days, I would continue to treat symptomatically with fever and fluid management as antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. I hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more

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Lay and terms please - CT report said partially calcified left paratracheal and left perihilar lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Lay and terms please - CT report said partially calcified left paratracheal and left perihilar lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Difficult: To answer without more information, such as the size of the lymph nodes and the type of calcification, but usually this is a sign of a prior inflammatory/infectious process that has resolved. However, there are other potential causes, including (uncommonly) metastatic disease, so you need to talk to your doc about what the significance, if any, is in your case. ...Read more

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Reading medical records and came across " mild perihilar atelectasis" this was from a X-ray. Ct showed mild prominence in anterior mediastinum?

Reading medical records and came across " mild perihilar atelectasis" this was from a X-ray. Ct showed mild prominence in anterior mediastinum?

Likely benign: Atelectasis is under inflation of lung tissue usually due to not taking a big breath. Perihilar means around the root of the lung where the large airways and blood vessels are. Mediastinum is the "middle space" between the two cavities where the lungs are. This space is occupied but the thymus gland, heart, great vessels, airways and esophagus: from front to back. Discuss findings with your doctor ...Read more

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16 mo old had a chest xray. What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence. Mild bandlike atelectasis and/or infiltrate at the medial lt base mean?

16 mo old had a chest xray. What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence. Mild bandlike atelectasis and/or infiltrate at the medial lt base mean?

Mgt/workup: If your baby had a viral infection, these are commonly associated findings. The band of atelectasis is a small area of lung that is closed down, usually by mucus plugs. ...Read more

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My chest xray and CT scan show groundglass opitcity and perihilar infiltrates. I an 91. What is this. I am told it is not pneumonia. Thank You?

My chest xray and CT scan show groundglass opitcity and perihilar infiltrates. I an 91. What is this. I am told it is not pneumonia. Thank You?

Abnormal CT findings: Abnormal CT/x-ray findings frequently are meaningless in absence of a patient's history, & so it is not possible to answer the question directly; there may be many possible causes of such findings. One non-pneumonia cause of CT findings of groundglass opacities & perihilar infiltrates can happen to asthmatics; it is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (an allergic response to an airborne fungus) ...Read more

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Is "true sacralized l5" accompanied by an accentuated lordosis?

Is "true sacralized l5" accompanied by an accentuated lordosis?

Not necessarily: The lumbar spine normally has 5 vertebrae. A sacralized L5 means that the transverse processes, normally separate from the sacrum, have become fused to the sacral ala. This process can also be partially complete, resulting in a transitional vertebra that is not completely fused. This process, however, is not associated with an increased or decreased lordosis. ...Read more