I had a CT scan due to sever lower abdominal and back pain?

I had a CT scan due to sever lower abdominal and back pain. The CT scan found kidney stones On the CT scan it was also noted: “The bladder demonstrates a small floating air Lucency”. What does this mean? I have had no recent procedures. See uploaded files for CT scan report (two pages)

Age: 59
Female
Medications: None

advertisement:

4
Doctor Answers And General Comments : (both members and visitors can post)

avatar
4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Dr.HoneyDr. Deepak PatelOriginal PosterDr. Deepak Patel Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Dr. Deepak Patel
Member
Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. A lucency is an area of a different density from the surrounding tissue. Floating air lucency may be an air bubble mimicking a floating stone or a stone which is not clearly identified.
Regards

Original Poster
Guest
Original Poster

What can cause the air bubble?

Dr. Deepak Patel
Member
Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. Air bubble can be due to recent surgery, medical procedure or infection. Could be due to an abnormal opening between urinary tract and the intestine. (May also be a possible small stone) Regards

Dr.Honey
Member
Dr.Honey

Hi.
Thanks for the query..

A lucency is most commonly air trapped or an air bubble.

Another cause can be an Artifact that is a false image created by the computer and is not exactly present in the body and is not a part of scan.

It is not commonly due to any serious pathology and you need not to worry about it..

But in case of doubt it is always good to get a repeat scan done so that the picture can be cleared.

So if you still have a doubt you can get the scan repeated and upload the new report..

Thanks.