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Child with cough. X-ray showed some tissue. What is this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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User:hi Dr
User:this is XXXXXXX
Doctor:pl go ahead
User:Dr my baby is 7 months old
User:she is getting cough
User:so we went for check up
User:they asked for x-ray
User:the report was like this
User:some mass like tissue is there
User:covering heart
User:they told that it is the over growth of thymus
Doctor:This may not be a significant finding related to the baby's problem of cough
Doctor:Thymus is over grown but is it constricting the airways and the size etc are important
Doctor:At this junction it is better for the Pediatrician to interpret the report. It is not right to worry without full information
User:and they done ECG
User:CT scan
User:ultra sound
User:every thing they done
User:today they are telling that thymus is over grown and diagphram muscle is weak on left side
User:it is not showing proper movement
Doctor:Ok Diaphragm muscle weakness can cause cough
User:one more information Dr my baby is aiso having motor neuropathy
Doctor:Which city are you in?
Doctor:Whom are you consulting?
Doctor:What is his specialty?
User:we are in bangalore
User:manipal hospital
User:our pediatrician is Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:What is your pediatrician opinion
User:she told that we have to wait till 6 years
User:at that time they will decide
User:whether we have to go for surgury or not
Doctor:To remove??
Doctor:Thymus gland?
User:to remove that over grown part
Doctor:Look it is normal to have thymus gland in children
Doctor:They can grow till teenage
Doctor:13 to 15 yrs
Doctor:later it disappears
User:today one pediatric surgeon also checked baby
Doctor:This gland is very helpful to develop immmunity ( fighting system) against a lot of antigens / bacteria in your child
Doctor:I think your baby's problem is different from overgrown thymus
User:we are waiting for his opinion
User:different problem means i didnt get u Dr
Doctor:The baby problem may not be related to thymus
Doctor:She may have simple infection that causes cough
Doctor:The diaphragm is not very active in the child hood
User:k Dr
Doctor:What is the doctor's primary opinon about cough
User:she gave syrup & antibiotic
User:one more thing she observed is baby isbreathing very fastly
User:immediatly she asked for x-ray
Doctor:it means the baby needs intense monitoring, when the baby has respiratory (airway) infection
Doctor:they breathe fast
Doctor:In this they lose a lot of water, so it is important that the baby is replaced with fluids
Doctor:If the doctor wants to admit the baby let she be admitted
Doctor:What I would like to say to you is, these are completely treatable
Doctor:and you should not worry about the future of the baby
Doctor:She should come out of it easily and fast
User:we already admitted our baby
Doctor:if the treatment is good
User:in ur opinion what kind of treatment will be good
User:ok Dr then thymus related is not a problem
User:so problem is with diaphram only right
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