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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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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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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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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 mild perihilar interstitial prominence mean on a 16 month old follow up X-ray for pneumonia?

What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence mean on a 16 month old follow up X-ray for pneumonia?

Infiltrates: This is is a non-specific term used for viral infection of the lungs and can stay like this for 2-6 weeks ...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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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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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 exactly is a vascular mass?

What exactly is a vascular mass?

A growth which has e: A vascular mass means a tumor or growth which has excess of blood flowing through it. It may be a benign tumor of blood vessesl commonly called hemangioma or it can be a cancerous growth, many of which has excess of blood flowing through them. You need to find out from the treating doctor what is the cause of this mass/tumor and what is he/she recommending for diagnosis and treatment? ...Read more

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Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Don't skip meals,: Don't miss sleep, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, and maintain the same caffeine intake day to day, whether it is a lot or none at all. If this is not enough to keep your headaches down to a few times a month, medications such as beta blockers can help prevent migraines as well. ...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 the significance of vascular ischemia?

What is the significance of vascular ischemia?

Claudication: Claudication - meaning leg, arm or organ pain during walking, stress or other condition that increase oxygen demand. That is, there is a mismatch between oxygen supply and oxygen demand. (ischemia means low blood flow, vascular means vessel.). ...Read more

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What does "Chronically coarsened interstitial markings" mean?

What does "Chronically coarsened interstitial markings" mean?

Thickening: Of the lung interstitial tissues that is long-standing. There are enough potential causes to fill a textbook. Talk to your doctor about what it means for you. ...Read more

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What's vascular surgery?

What's vascular surgery?

Blood vessel surgery: Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abnormalities of the blood vessels. Some procedures are done with wires, catheters, balloons, stents and several other small devices through small puncture sites in the arteries. Other procedures are done in the operating room with incisions and suturing of grafts to correct blockages or aneurysms. ...Read more

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What is vascular surgery?

What is vascular surgery?

A Lot: A vascular surgeon is a highly trained physician dedicated to the care of disorders of the circulatory system, including the arteries and the veins. The arteries
carry blood from the heart to the vital organs and limbs, and the veins that return the blood back to the heart.

This includes the medical management and diagnosis of these conditions, minimally invasive interventions, and surgery. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery question?

Briefly,: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients. ...Read more

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What's interstitial pneumonia?

What's interstitial pneumonia?

Usually viral: Interstitial pneumonia is an infection that affect the small area in the lung tissue proper usually more spread out than consolidated to one area. Often caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Interstitial pneumonia is what?

Interstitial pneumonia is what?

Particular xray: This refers to a kind of xray change seen in some kinds of pneumonia. It is not associated with a particular germ however. Although this was once thought to be the case. (interstitial pneumonias were thought to be caused more often by viruses, and other atypical germs. The xray pattern however can be caused by things besides infection such as congestive heart failure, or inflammatory lung disease. ...Read more

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What is interstitial pneumonia?

Refers to the xray: This refers to a specific x ray pattern in which there is thickening lines that are visible in the lungs. Under the microscope there are changes in the connective tissue that is between the air sacs ( (alveoli). It may be observed in a variety of infections or inflammatory conditions of the lung and and a similar patten on chest x ray may be seen with fluid in the lung (pulmonary edema). ...Read more

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When is a vascular shunt used?

When is a vascular shunt used?

Temporary flow: A vascular shunt is a small tube that is inserted into a blood vessel to allow flow around a site of injury or temporary occlusion. Most commonly these are used in trauma when an artery is damaged and a section must be removed to repair it. They are also commonly used in carotid artery surgery to maintain blood flow to the brain while the artery is cleaned. ...Read more

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What exactly is vascular surgery?

What exactly is vascular surgery?

Blood vessel surgery: Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abnormalities of the blood vessels. Some procedures are done with wires, catheters, balloons, stents and several other small devices through small puncture sites in the arteries. Other procedures are done in the operating room with incisions and suturing of grafts to correct blockages or aneurysms. ...Read more

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What is reno vascular hypertension?

What is reno vascular hypertension?

Kidney artery: Kidneys are critical regulators of salt balance and bp, and when a partial renal arterial obstruction develops, the level of BP sensed by the kidney decreases. This trigger a number of processes, notably increased secretion of renin, which raise systemic bp, resulting in hypertension. Renovascular hypertension can sometimes be improved or even cured by relief of the obstruction. ...Read more

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Anybody have interstitial pneumonia?

Anybody have interstitial pneumonia?

Yes: Interstitial pneumonia just refers to the part of the lung involved which is the tissie and space around the air sacs (alveoli). Anyone can get pneumonia that involves the interstitium. ...Read more

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What's best for a vascular headache?

What's best for a vascular headache?

See a specialist: The best treatment for a headache is to know what type you have. This type of headache can be severe and debilitating. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Please describe a vascular headache?

Please describe a vascular headache?

Vascular headache?: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more