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What does "bilateral prominent hilar shadows" mean?

what dose this mean: bilateral prominent hilar shadows mainly the right side associated with increased caliber of upper pulmonary vessels,widened vascular pedicles denoting signs of cardiac de-compensatation..........this and xchest x-ray report for my mom
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
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According to chest X-ray report,hilum of both lungs are prominent mainly in the right side.
It is associated with widening of pulmonary vessels at hilum which may be due to heart problems.
She need proper cardiac examination.
Hope i have answered your query.
Get well soon.

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Dr.Indu Bhushan
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