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Chest x-ray showed suspicious left apical infiltrate, trachea at midline. Suggested apicolordotic view. Concerning?

hi this is kathy, i have may chest x-ray done just today and my findings are:

* Shows suspicious left apical infiltrate
* Heart is not enlarged
* Trachea at midline
* Diaphragms and sulci are unremarkable

They suggested an Apicolordotic view. Should I worry for the result, because it really bothered me.

Thank you and God Bless.
Asked On : Mon, 9 Sep 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

You shouldn't worry at all.
Apicolordotic view is recommended in cases when there is doubtful lesion in apical region of lungs.
Apical region of lungs is overshadowed by bony ribs and clavicles,so sometimes it can't be properly evaluated.
In your case there is doubtful infiltrates in left apical region, so it is advised.
Treatment depends on the findings.
Other findings are within normal limit.
Get well soon.

Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Tue, 10 Sep 2013
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