Regarding The Results Of X-rays?
Hello … my mother did an x-ray and the results are like this: r n r nThorax PA: r nCor: enlarges r npulmo: Cephalization (+) r nActivated fibrotic lines on the right hiler r n r nImpression: r ncardiomegaly with congestive marks and inflammation marks r n r nWhat is the result of that ??
Good morning, thanks for the question
Cephalization is a term used to describe the presence of fluid dams in the pulmonary veins which normally do not occur. Dams occur because of increased backflow to the pulmonary veins from the left ventricle of the heart due to several causes, the most common being left heart pump disorders, for example in patients with long-standing hypertension or patients with left heart failure.
Cardiomegaly is an enlargement of the size of the heart compared to the ratio of the size of the chest cavity, said to be enlarged can be a size of more than 50%. This condition can occur due to thickening of the heart wall muscles. This condition is related to the discovery of dams in the lungs, because the heart pump becomes not optimal when the size of the heart muscle wall enlarges from its normal size.
Fibrotic lines illustrate that there is scar tissue after the infection heals in the lung tissue. The hiler part of the lungs is often the focus of infection with several types of germs that attack the lower airway because there is good blood flow so that germs can live well.
This disorder can cause mild to severe respiratory distress that is life threatening, so it is recommended that your mother re-consult the current condition to the doctor so that it gets adequate treatment.
So, I hope this information can help you