Results Of Chest X-ray Examination In Children 2 Years?
, mw asked my son, boy, aged 2 years ago did an X-ray and the results are like this.COR: CTR u0026lt; 50%, normal configuration PULMO: Increased vascular pattern appears perihiler spots right left hilum right thickened right left diaphragm normal left sinus costofrenicus pointing IMPRESSION: COR NOT TO ENHANCE RUBMO: infiltrates of both lungs with right thickened right hips – u0026gt; SUSPEK TB PARUitu how do you enter it? Thank you …
Hello M. Roni, thank you for asking.
Based on the results of the chest X-ray that you are describing, it can be explained several things as follows, namely:
There is no heart enlargement, the size of the heart is in the normal range.
In the lung there is a picture of the presence of fluid (infiltrates) in the two lung hilum. Hilus is part of the lung where the respiratory tract and pulmonary arteries enter. In your child, there is a picture of fluid around the right and left hilum, with a more significant picture on the right hilum. This fluid or infiltrates can be a form of mucous mucus caused by an infection or irritation in the lungs. Infection in the lungs can occur due to bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. That is why radiologists perceive the 'impression' of the lung infection process. Radiologists cannot provide definitive diagnoses to patients because radiologists do not treat patients directly. Then the radiologist can only give the impression or suspicion. In this case the radiologist gave a suspicion of pulmonary tuberculosis based on photographic images. However, a definite diagnosis of whether your child has a lung infection due to TB bacteria or not, must be made by a doctor who handles it directly, by comparing the results of physical examination and radiological images (x-rays).
The doctor who treats your child will judge whether, based on a physical examination, the infiltrate picture on the chest radiograph may be caused by TB germs or not. If the findings of the physical examination do not allow TB infection, so even if the results of the photo show suspicion of pulmonary TB, the doctor will not diagnose your child with pulmonary TB. That is because the picture of infiltrates in the scars hilum is not only found in infections due to TB bacteria. But it can also occur due to infection due to other causes, or even allergic / atopic reactions. So the treating doctor will still make a definitive diagnosis based on the compatibility between physical and radiological findings, not just based on radiological photographs alone.
That is our answer. You should consult directly with the treating doctor to get the right follow-up. Regards.