Chest X-ray Examination Results?
I want to ask how to read the chest X-ray like this … Cor = ctr u0026lt; 50% Pulmo = bronchovascular pattern as high as costen postoperative cysticis in the two lung fields right blunt left Impression = cast not enlargedPictures of pulmonary edemaDuplex pleural fusion What does that mean, thank you
Hello cicy, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Introduce me Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Chest X-ray / thorax is a supporting examination that is usually recommended by doctors to see the physical condition of the lung and its components, respiratory tract, heart, and some bones. Not all diseases can be seen through this rongen, and therefore should be x-rayed on an indication from a doctor. Most ordinary people in Indonesia assume that most diseases can be seen through X-rays, such as the pain in the pit of the stomach asking patients for x-rays, etc. X-rays without indication will only hurt the patient because in addition to saving costs, the patient is exposed to useless radiation exposure.
However, in some cases some diseases are found from unintentional X-rays by patients, for example: medical checkup when they want to apply for work, patients who come alone, etc. But this should not be done considering the risks that can occur.
Regarding the x-ray picture you describe, there are two problems that occur in your lungs, namely pulmonary edema and pleural effusion, which indicate abnormal results. Pulmonary edema and pleural effusion are clinical signs of findings that can lead to a particular disease.
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which lung tissue is filled with fluid. The symptoms can be different for some people. Symptoms that usually arise are fatigue, shortness of breath, often waking up at night, swelling in the legs, etc. But in some cases asymptomatic / asymptomatic so that patients are not aware of this condition. Some diseases that might cause pulmonary edema are lung infections, abnormalities in the heart, high blood pressure / hypertension, pulmonary embolism, inhalation of hot smoke during fires, exposure to poisons, etc.
While pleural fusion (lung lining) is a buildup of fluid (transudate / exudate, pus, blood, etc.) in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall. This condition is the same as pulmonary edema, which occurs due to other underlying diseases. Symptoms that arise also depend on how much fluid buildup occurs. If the buildup is mild the patient usually does not feel anything. The symptoms are not so specific depending on the underlying disease. Some diseases that cause pleural effusion include lung infections (penumonia, tuberculosis), lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disease, heart failure, etc.
Some of the above diseases may sound serious to you, but you do not need to panic and worry immediately consult a related doctor, to find out the cause of the clinical disorder that you experience based on chest X-ray photos.
What you can do now is:
Evaluate yourself / patient, collect significant complaints, history of previous illnesses, to tell the doctor later. Avoid drinking excessively considering that fluid is accumulating in the lungs. Do not take medication / determine treatment options independently (seek alternative treatments, herbalists, smart people), immediately consult a doctor directly considering that some diseases may be serious and must be treated properly. So many answers from me, more and less I apologize. Hopefully can help.
Thank you, good luck always :)