Explanation Of Bronchitis X-ray Results?
I did an X-ray and the results were rough bronchovascular streaks. Hyperearation in both lung fields. Costophrenic sinus is acute. Slippery diaphragm. Cast: CTR u0026lt; 0.5. Please explain all of that. And my bronchitis is acute or chronic?
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial part of the respiratory tract. The main symptom of bronchitis is coughing up phlegm. Other accompanying symptoms can include shortness of breath, wheezing breath, and chest pain. Bronchitis can be divided into acute and chronic based on how long the patient has suffered from bronchitis symptoms.
Acute bronchitis generally only lasts for <3 weeks. Most acute bronchitis is caused due to a viral infection, and a small portion due to bacterial infection. A highly polluted environment, continuous exposure to cigarette smoke, can be a risk factor for acute bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis can be characterized by cough with phlegm or increased phlegm production for> 3 months per year for at least 2 years. Patients with chronic bronchitis also suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The most common cause is smoking.
The diagnosis of bronchitis is based on clinical symptoms, physical examination, and supporting examination of chest x-rays. On a normal chest x-ray examination, the pulmonary vascular puncture is generally smooth and appears only in the middle 1/3 area. Inflammation that occurs in the respiratory tract causes thickening of the walls and increased mucous production by the mucosa, resulting in X-rays, which should appear black because they are filled with air, become more apparent because there are parts of fluid in the walls. In addition, inflammation of the bronchial tubes can cause the diameter of the airways to become narrower because the walls are thickened, as a result the air when we expire (exhale) will be more difficult to get out so that there is some air trapped in the lungs that appears on the x-ray as the part of the lung is darker and expand compared to the normal picture of the lung.
On your lung interpretation results Cor: CTR <0.5 is normal. Cast means heart, CTR is the cardiothoracal ratio which means the ratio between the width of the heart to the width of the thorax (chest), which is normally <0.5. If> 0.5 can be caused due to enlargement of the heart or abnormal thoracic cavity conditions. Costophrenic sinus is the angle at the edge of both lungs. Normally taper, if it appears blunt, can be caused by abnormal fluid in the lung sheath (pleura).
Treatment of bronchitis generally is by administering widening of the respiratory tract, inflammation relieving drugs, drugs to facilitate expectoration of phlegm, fever-reducing drugs (if there are complaints), and stopping smoking or avoiding exposure to cigarette smoke and other pollution that can irritate the respiratory tract. Please consult further with your treating doctor or pulmonary specialist for problems with bronchitis. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.