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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
What does "opacity in the left lower zone with obliteration of the left costophrenic angle-pleural effusion" mean?
Lung fields are clear. Blunting of the right costophrenic angle. - Right Basal Pleural Thickening. Is it serious?
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
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
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
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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