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Bilateral paracardiac area opacities-Pyogenic. What does the X-ray indicate?

Sir, findings of X-Ray report of my 16 months old daughter are :- Opacities are seen in bilateral paracardiac areas. Both the hila appear normal in configuration and position. Domes of both the hemidiaphragm appear normal in position and configuration. Bony thorax appears intact. The dorsal spines appears normal. The surrounding soft tissue of the chest wall appears normal. Impression : Bilateral paracardiac area opacities-Pyogenic. Sir, please tell me what does the finding mean and what should I do further.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Hi, welcome to HCM.
Paracardiac opacities means it is infection involving lungs. It is early infection which is due mucus filling the bronchus .
Rest of the structures heart, vessels are normal. Dome of diaphragm means lower most part of lung above abdominal viscera are normal.
You just needed antibiotic treatment and follow up after 2 weeks.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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