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the difference between a lesion and a polop

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Brain MRI: Lesion = anything abnormal, usually used to describe a growth (neoplasms). Infarction = stroke or vascular insufficiency or occlusion.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Lesion, blister, : Hey lesion is basically a spot on the skin with something unusual happening to it. The blisters it waterfield lesion on the skin. A blister and a vesi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
One explanation -: Normally this equates to a level of the nervous system- supra= above the ears (approximately) or infra=below. The tentorium cerebelli separates the ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Yes: The shape of lesions are important. Have a dermatologist check this.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Specific vs general: A colon polyp is a more specific type of a colon lesion. A colon lesion can be any type of colon abnormality including cancer, polyp, ulcer, atrophy, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Benign vrs malignant: 1.A benign tumor doesn’t grow abnormally and is not harmful in the long run.2.A malignant tumor has cancer cells which are active and grow abnormally. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Not always clear cut: Purely simple, smooth ovarian cysts are considered benign. Cysts with debris, septations or nodules along their walls can be concerning. Sometimes we ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Contrast enhancement: Active white matter lesions tend to contrast enhance on MRI. Inactive lesions do not. You can see contrast enhancement on a contrasted CT scan but yo ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Hyperintensity: refers to the how a spot looks on a particular MRI sequence (usually a FLAIR or T2 weighted image.) Quite often we see tiny white spots in the white m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Huge difference: Acne lesions are the familiar squeezable blackheads, whiteheads from which filaments can be expressed, and pimples. There are a variety of HIV skin le ... Read More
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