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Wt does costophrenic angle mean in an x-ray?

Wt does costophrenic angle mean in an x-ray?

Rib-diaphragm: This refers to the area where the ribs (costo-) and the diaphragm (-phrenic) meet. Radiologists look at this areas because fluid can build up and obscure the angle. The term only describes a location. ...Read more

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What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?

Density on xray: On the views of the chest x-ray or ct there is density at the base of the left lung cavity junction with the diaphragm
costo-phrenic angle is that area.
Could be fluid=effusion, or blood or scar.
The density varies with the nature of the fluid. ...Read more

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Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. — Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?

Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. — Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?

This could be an : Old finding. A comparison to your last chest x-ray may be helpful. Follow-up with the ordering physician will help guide you as what to do next. ...Read more

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My father has just gone thru a chest xray. The report says left costophrenic angle is rounded. What does this mean? Is it a serious problem?

My father has just gone thru a chest xray. The report says left costophrenic angle is rounded. What does this mean? Is it a serious problem?

Probably not: It means that the left lower corner of the chest may either be scarred or may have minimal fluid there. Either way, it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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CXR Heart is normal. Calcification is noted in pul foci and no active lung lesion seen. There is blunting of Rt.costophrenic angle. What ur opinion?

CXR
  Heart is normal. Calcification is noted in pul foci and no active lung lesion seen. There is blunting of Rt.costophrenic angle.
What ur opinion?

Previous healing: It sounds like you probably had an earlier long infection and now the calcification and blunting of the cardiopulmonary angle a result of a previous lung infection. It sounds like you have healed. The rest of your health depends on the rest of your evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

What is a "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

Castophrenic angles: Castophrenic angle is the angle between the lung and the diaphragm. It is a normal anatomical finding. Fluid collection in pleural cavity may obliterate the angle. ...Read more

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Costophrenic angles are not visible.it may bebdue to soft tissues.however possibility of pleural pathology should be ruled out?

Costophrenic angles are not visible.it may bebdue to soft tissues.however possibility of pleural pathology should be ruled out?

How do you FEEL?: If you feel well and there are no physical findings, there's no reason to perform a medical workup on an x-ray. What are we going to find that's treatable anyway? At your age and without heavy asbestos exposure, the chances of mesothelioma are basically zero. If you feel well, these aren't disease-related pleural effusions. If you're sick, consider imaging. ...Read more

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Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Patchy infiltration with fibrotic changes are seen in both lungs more marked in upper right lobe, costophrenic angles, heart and bony cage are norma?

Seems benign : These are chronic, long-standing changes. Why was the x-Ray taken — for "routine checkup" or did you have symptoms, like a cough? Have you had a TB test? It would be best to have your physician advise you. The x-ray findings don't seem problematic (therefore, they seem benign). But ultimately, it does depend on your symptoms & the reason the test was ordered. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Chest XRay — Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.

Chest XRay — Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.

If you have: Previous chest X-rays to compare, that would be helpful in making the determination between mild pleural thickening(scarring) or effusion(fluid). There are numerous potential etiologies for each. Further, imaging could include ultrasound, special chest xray views(decubitus views), or CT scan. ...Read more

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If blunting of catosphrenic angle does not sggest tb, then what shud be the cause of the finding?

If blunting of catosphrenic angle does not sggest tb, then what shud be the cause of the finding?

Fluid: Blunting of the costophrenic angle indicates fluid in the lung space. This could be from an infection, or more typically, congestive heart failure. You need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean when "the costophrenic sulci are sharp" on chest xray?

What does it mean when "the costophrenic sulci are sharp" on chest xray?

Radiology: It means the xray is clear and there is no evidence of common diseases such as emphysema and asthma. ...Read more

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What does accentuated Bronchovascular Markings — central mediastinum — clear costophrenic sinsues means in chest X-ray report?

Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early pneumonia amount others. Depends on why you had the chest X-ray in the first place. And these markings can be prominent in those who smoke. So talk to your doctor and see if they are related to anything they were looking for ...Read more

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Ct scan w/ contrast results say 1) renal parapelvic cysts & 2) defect right posterior diaphragm with herniation of fat into the right posterior costophrenic sulcus. What does this mean?

Ct scan w/ contrast results say 1) renal parapelvic cysts & 2) defect right posterior diaphragm with herniation of fat into the right posterior costophrenic sulcus. What does this mean?

Relatively common: The parapelvic renal cyst is a relatively common finding on routine urological examination but rarely needs treatment, unless it causes pyelonephritis, symptomatic renal stones or back discomfort. ...Read more

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My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight. Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture. Mild blunting of the right costophrenic

My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight.  Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture.  Mild blunting of the right costophrenic

More info. needed .: Hard to help without additional info. Callous formation implies healing. The real question is the cause, correct? Rib fractures rarely occur spontaneously (i.e. without a reason). If you are certain that there was no trauma involved, it is very important that your husband contact his doctor to be evaluated for the cause. I hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Anntanimical narrow angle trestment?

Anntanimical narrow angle trestment?

Laser: If you have anatomically narrow angles which are found to be occludible by your eye doctor, you need tohave a laser treatment on both eyes (peripheral iridotomy) as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the angle that venipuncture is performed?

What is the angle that venipuncture is performed?

Varies: There is no set rule on the angle of entry. For smaller veins close to the skin, the angle is more acute with the needle/catheter closer to the skin. Deeper veins may require 45 degree angle, and larger angles make for more difficult entry as the tip may easily penetrate the back wall of the vein. ...Read more

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Hey my nasolabial angle is having a painfull rush?

Hey my nasolabial angle is having a painfull rush?

Painful rash (sp)?: Sorry to hear about your rash. There are lots of causes for rashes in this location — I would recommend seeing your primary care physician or an urgent care to get a better idea what the cause is based on appearance and other symptoms. I have seen impetigo, yeast /fungal and viral skin infections in this location, and allergic rea so it takes a good clinician to determine what treatment you need. ...Read more