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what does a reading of a ultra sound that indicates that a lesion that is hypochoic and is solid mean

A 41-year-old female asked:
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Depends: That is just a description of what the radiographer sees. All it means is that there is increased resonance (can be seen better) and could be due to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast lump: Cystic means fluid-filled and generally means unlikely to be cancerous. If necessary, these can be drained with needle aspiration. Solid or non-fluid ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Michel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Cysts = fluid: If a mass is seen on a mammogram, an ultrasound can help tell if that mass is cystic, or fluid filled. Cysts are benign. If the ultrasound shows a s ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Lykins
24 years experience Family Medicine
The best,: least invasive way to determine if a breast mass is a cyst (which is rarely a problem) or a solid mass (which could be worrisome) is to do an ultrasou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unknown, MRI next--: --step then excision in its entirety, not just a biopsy.
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually benign: The most common solid lesions of the upper extremety are benign. If soft, consider a lipomatous growth. If firm benign fibromas can occur but one mu ... Read More
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Dr. Keri Mcfarlane
21 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Usually not. What can happen is the fluid in the cyst can congeal or get thick and on ultrasound it will look solid. I would definitely have the bio ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy: is probably indicated and.... more indicated in the less uniform (multi cystic, hyperechoic) conditions. On the other hand, will need more stabs to se ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
39 years experience Radiology
Explanation: The term "diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver" is most commonly used in the ultrasound report to indicate that there is diffusely increased ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Simply a description: of a soft tissue structure, nature/significance unclear, with evidence of blood flow (i.e. the color flow) visualized. Lesion usually used to imply a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
US raised concern...: ...but a confirmatory test is needed next.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds ok: All radiology studies must be interpreted by the doctor who ordered it in order to place the findings in the proper clinical context. Most women have ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Isoechoic: is a descriptive term that means the lesion is similar in grayness/brightness to adjacent liver tissue. It does imply a solid lesion, however. Most ... Read More
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