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Have cough. Chest x-ray showed prominent vascular markings in both lower zones. Meaning?

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My mother had cough for two weeks. Doctor advised to undergo chest x XXXXXXX Report says that Prominent vascular markings in both lower zones. What does it mean?
Posted Fri, 12 Apr 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 46 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

I have gone through the X XXXXXXX report as attached with your post.

Prominent vascular markings in both lower zones means either Infection or Inflammation in respiratory passages, Allergy or fluid overload.
All other findings are normal.

But diagnosis is not made only on the basis of X XXXXXXX findings.
It should be co related with symptoms & signs obtained by physical examination.

So, it will be better to consult a Pulmonologist.

Appropriate management steps will be taken based on complete history, physical examination & co-relating the findings with investigation reports.

Hope I have been able to answer your query.

Please let me know if I need to clarify further.

Wishing your mother a Good Health.

Thanks & take care.
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