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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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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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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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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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