Question by  analuna (1)

What does "hazy and nodular densities seen in the hilar and inner lung zones" mean?

This is the result of an x-ray of my 6-year-old daughter. What does it mean?


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

This usually means that the radiologist sees infiltrate on a chest x-ray. Infiltrate is basically mucus buildup or fluid in the lung's pleural cavity. This could be the result of pneumonia, bronchitis, or other pulmonary issue. Your doctor should really explain these x-ray reports to you, since radiologist lingo is somewhat hard to decipher.


Answer by  darkworldchaos (13)

It is common during illness to see nodular densities in the lungs. Which is normal lymph tissue responding to the infection. If you are concerned speak with your doctor.


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

It means that some abnormalities have been found in your daughter's lung or lungs. Such signs can be due to various causes, including tuberculosis or autoimmune disease. Further investigation of the cause would be a good idea.


Answer by  skm (432)

This is an abnormal finding on chest x-ray; it means there are abnormal accumulations inside the lung. Infections such as pneumonia could cause this. If she was sick when she had this x-ray, and now she's better, you could get another x-ray to see if this finding is gone.

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