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My recent chest x-ray report said that I have hypoeration. I

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My recent chest x-ray report said that I have hypoeration. I know that hypo means below or less than and that aeration has to do with breathing in air. But what causes hypoaeration and is it significant in any way?
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Customer: The actual findings: severe biconvex scoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine. Fixation rods are noted. Generalized hypoaeration is present but there are no focal intiltrates within the lungs and no pleural effusion.
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Customer: 4 back surgeries, recent bilateral mastectomy, 2 pneumonias in the past...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello!The hypoaeration is a nonspecific type finding...It could be due to failing to catch xray at your FULLEST DEEP BREATH It may relate in part due to your physical limitations >> severe scoliosis could impede full filling of the lungs ...Prior pneumoniae may not be significant but could at times lead to scar formation within lungs ...that could impede some filling of lungs as much So I think it may relate as much to the curvature of the spine leading to some diminished capacity of the lungs to fill as completely fill with air I don't think that it is terribly significant for you to that I hope that this information is helpful for youIf my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedbackThank you and Best Regards,Anthony Bray MD