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A 51-year-old female asked:

what does a normal sized lymph node with abnormal thickening of the cortex mean?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 39 years experience
I do not have enough information, however I would say that the cells in the lymph node have been activated to fight, something like infection or something foreign to them, as part of immune protection of the organ or the area where it is located. The lymph nodes are likely to go back to normal when they have completed there response to the perceived threat in the body.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: cortex?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Gray matter: The cortex is the outer part of the brain or gray matter. It covers both the cerebrum and the cerebellum. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cerebral_cortex for more details about the anatomy and connectivity of the cortex.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does hypointense mean to the renal cortex mean?

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Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Maybe: Did you mean hypotension? This can cause pow blood flow to the =kidney which could cause damage to you kidney
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What part of the cortex is the absence seizures are?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Absence seizures: Absence seizures are a type of generalized seizure, perhaps with some relevance of the centro-temporal area on both sides. A complex partial seizure, which may appear similar to an observer, can have a focal onset, like the temporal lobe. Hope that helps!
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is absence seizures near the cortex?

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not in the cortex: MRIs in absence seizures are normal. Sophisticated structural imaging of the brain may show specific areas of abnormality; generally not in the cortex.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Please explain: renal cortex contains 29 glomeruli, 13 of which are globally sclerosed. There is focal segmental mesangial hypercellularity.

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Sclerosis: So Glomeruli are Filteration units of Kidney. Since kidney's main function is Filteration; the health of glome is directly related to renal function. Sclerosis in layman term means scarring. So 13/29 glomes are scarred. Which means approximately 50% of functional units are scarred or non functional. Mesengial hypercellularity refers to the inflammation in the kidney. Very common with FSGS

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