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What do the following X ray reports indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: Could you please advise. A recent chest xray report amoungst other things reports my 79 mother has a underlying CAL...could you please advise what this technically relates to...
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Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please attach the full report

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

please attach the full report so that I shall be able to answer.

I am sorry that with the information provided am unable to get to any clear explanation.

You have a feature to upload the report by yourself on the right side of this query page. Please utilize it.

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Follow up: Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (54 minutes later)
please find attached...
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Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It should be calcification

Detailed Answer:
Though not very clear from the report I assume it to be calcification that means there is calcium deposits.

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Follow up: Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (29 minutes later)
Thank you Doctor for your reply, Is that due to two sepertate xray reports highlighting thoratic aorta unfolding and the other noting aorta unfolding, which are 9 months apart...I guess it may be a good idea to have Xray or CT on the abdominal Aorta and illiac vessells , mesenteric vessels as she is having abdo pain , diarrehea and constipation over the 2 months even vomitting...Am I on the correct understanding...CAL is calcification of the Aorta.
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Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
yes, sometimes in some X Ray reports they tend to not to report or stress upon which findings are considered usual or normal at some age groups. That's why in elderly people some calcification and unfolding may not be reported.
About abdominal symptoms further line of investigation depends on what's clinic thoughts of physician or gastroenterologist seeing her. please consult before considering any further tests. in the situation that you have described sometimes a endoscopy may be more useful
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Follow up: Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (34 hours later)
Calcification and unfolding aorta is something that would end up being very serious...what type of image can i request to rule out a life threatening condition...would a ultrasound confirm the illiac common vesels and abdominal aorta calcification or luminal narrowing concerns me hence non walking...Also her distended abdomen rigid abdomen .. Can i request a ultrasound for all three...
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Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (38 hours later)
Brief Answer:
By them self not

Detailed Answer:
by themselves calcification and unfolding do not represent a sinister or bad problem and them are quite common finding. but if there are other clinical findings and symptoms they need to be further explores and treated. It wouldn't be possible to discuss on consider abdominal issues based on chest X-ray . please see gastroenterologist or general surgoen for abdominal issues and follow their instructions
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Brief Answer: Please attach the full report Detailed Answer: Hi, please attach the full report so that I shall be able to answer. I am sorry that with the information provided am unable to get to any clear explanation. You have a feature to upload the report by yourself on the right side of this query page. Please utilize it. Regards,