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X-ray report shows fibropatchy opacity at left apico mid zones. What does this mean?

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hi sir, X-RAY REPORT SHOWS FIBROPATCHY OPACITY SEEN AT LEFT APICO MID ZONES. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

X-RAY REPORT SHOWS THE FOLLOWINGS -
1. FIBROSIS SEEN IN RIGHT APEX.
2. EMPHYSEMATUS BACKGROUND SEEN.

AND SAME TIME ESR FALL IS 105.
Posted Sat, 3 Aug 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani 2 hours later
Hi, XXXXX,
Thanks for posting query.
Fibrosis in right apex might be due to healed lesion in old pulmonary tuberculosis.
Now there is no active TB.
After treatment in TB there is fibrosis formed in the affected area living this scar permanently.
Emphysema means there is normal lung tissues is affected and looses its elasticity due to chronic airways obstruction leading to loss of normal lung tissues.
Having high ESR is found in any chronic deteriorating condition in the body.
This x-ray picture should be co-related with present problem of patient.
I hope, I answer your query with your satisfaction.
If you have further query or clarification, please write back.
I will be happy to answer.
Ok and take care.
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