Explanation Of Chest X-ray Examination Results?

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, my son is 9 years old with pulmo: bronchovascular pattern around the right and left hilum looks rough. Visible patches of infiltrates on the left parahiler. Hilum gloomy left. What does that mean? Healed with what huh? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Cia,

Chest X-ray examination is one imaging examination that utilizes X-rays to get a picture in the body. The position of the examination can vary depending on the direction of the beam projection, can be posterior-anterior (PA), anterior-posterior, lateral, and the patient's position can be changed depending on what the doctor wants to look for.

Thoracic X-ray examination is a supporting examination, which is requested after the patient has a physical examination and also anamnesis by the doctor. When the doctor discovers the clinical symptoms of a disease and requires a specific picture that supports the diagnosis, investigations are carried out including X-rays. Chest X-rays are often done if the patient has symptoms of chronic (long-term) or severe respiratory tract disorders.

Chest X-ray in children is done for example in cases:

 Alleged pneumonia: can show a picture of infiltrates that vary in place. As a result of inflammation in the lungs, there will be thickening of the airway wall and increased production of mucus (mucous fluid) so that the sac which should contain air (appear blackish on X-rays) will be filled with fluid (vaginal discharge on x-rays) called infiltrates. Alleged pulmonary tuberculosis: usually a picture of hilum enlargement or consolidation in the hilum area (middle part of the chest consisting of large airways, blood vessels, lymph nodes, nerves) due to lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) in the area, depictions of spots white patches scattered in the lungs (billion), the presence of fluid in the lining of the lungs Suspected congenital heart disease: usually obtained picture of heart enlargement, picture of fluid in the lung History of trauma to the chest: there can be a fracture in the ribs, bleeding in the lung sheath, bruising on the tissue lung. The results of these X-rays must be matched with the patient's clinical symptoms to get the right treatment. If the doctor confirms the diagnosis of pneumonia (from clinical symptoms there are coughing, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, fever) most patients are given antibiotic treatment for several days then re-evaluated the clinical symptoms of the patient. However, when scoring tuberculosis, a score of more than 6 is obtained (judging by the following parameters: close contact with tuberculosis patients, tuberculin testing, nutritional conditions, fever for no apparent reason> 2 weeks, cough> 3 weeks, enlarged lymph nodes, swelling of joints, x-rays), then the patient is diagnosed with tuberculosis and requires the treatment of anti-tuberculosis drugs for at least 6 months. In such cases it is best to consult directly with the pediatrician so that the treatment obtained is in accordance with the diagnosis of the child's mother's disease.

Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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