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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Nonspecific term: Think of the nervous system as a tree with a brain as the top and spinal cord as its roots.The pontine region acts as the main trunk through which bun ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not cancer: Please consult your doctor to find out why you may have inflammation. The cause of inflammation should be treated. Follow your doctor's advice for sub ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Global Atrophy: Global atrophy refers to a diffuse loss of neurons or decrease in size of the neurons throughout the brain. In young children it is generally caused b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wasting away: The label suggests a kidney that the kidney is smaller, less functional due to undefined event in the past.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Brain atrophy: Atrophy of the cerebral cortex is often seen on ct scans of elderly people who have no significant cognitive problems. Therefore that ct scan finding ... Read More
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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Low estrogen: Atrophic patterns on pap smears are usually associated with decreased estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels are found in women that are either going i ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not much: This is to be expected as we get older. Best wishes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancre ... Read More
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Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
See below: These findings are not uncommon in older persons. They are nonspecific but are more frequently related to chronic small vessel ischemic disease from d ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal: Ask the provider who ordered the test. However some degree of asymetry of the lateral ventricles in usually normal.

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