Lung X-ray Examination Results?
I want to ask. Yesterday I checked the thorak, and the pulmo day was shown: the inhomogeneous interconnection of the two upper laps, pahahiler and paracardial. Please explain so that I know, thank you
Hi أحمد الفضلي,
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
It should be noted beforehand, that chest x-rays (thorax) are one type of investigation. It is called that because the interpretation of the results of this examination cannot be done singly, but must be confirmed by considering the results of the history, physical examination, and various other supporting examinations that are performed.
When judging at a glance from the information you convey, the presence of junctions in the pulmo (lung), especially in the upper, parahiler, and paracardial areas, this condition usually indicates an inflammation of the bronchi, lungs, or surrounding tissues.
There are several possibilities that can trigger this, including:
Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi)
Bronchitis can occur acutely or chronically. In acute conditions, bronchitis often occurs in association with infection, either due to viruses or bacteria. Meanwhile, if it occurs chronically, this condition is often related to smoking, or exposure to harmful chemical substances from the air. Bronchitis, clinically, can cause the sufferer to experience coughing, fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, additional breath sounds, quite drastic weight loss, and so on. Pneumonia (inflammation of the lung parenchyma)
Pneumonia can occur in babies, children, or adults. Usually the trigger of this inflammation is an infection (either due to viruses, bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms). It could also be that this inflammation is caused by aspiration, which is the choking of a foreign substance other than air into the lungs. Clinically, pneumonia can make sufferers experience coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, additional breath sounds, fever, chills, and various other complaints. Pleural effusion (fluid buildup in the cavity between the lining of the lung and chest cavity)
Between the lungs and the chest cavity covered by a thin membrane called the pleura. There are 2 layers of pleura, namely inner (visceral) and outer (parietal) layers. Between these two layers, normally there is a small amount of fluid which functions to lubricate the pleura, thereby minimizing friction during breathing. In some conditions, there can be a buildup of fluid in the cavities between these membranes, which is called a pleural effusion. The triggers can be related to pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, and various other medical conditions. However, as stated above, the results of the X-ray examination cannot be interpreted by themselves. Therefore, ideally, you should consult the results of the examination directly with a doctor or an internal medicine specialist who treats you.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah