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Doctor insights on: 3d Ct Scan Of Ovarian Cyst Without Uterus

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes ...Read more

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After ct doctors concluded there was a ruptured ovarian cysts. Tubes blocked near uterus. Fibroids outside wall. would Reopening tubes help iui?

After ct doctors concluded there was a ruptured ovarian cysts. Tubes blocked near uterus. Fibroids outside wall. would Reopening tubes help iui?

Maybe: Re0opening fallopian tubes at the narrowest juncture to the uterus(isthmus) is a very, very difficult microsurgical procedure and often fails. Removing the fibroids and considering IVF is a better choice as IUI in your present condition is a non starter. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst & retroperitoneal adenopathy on CT scan. What is survival time?

Ovarian cyst & retroperitoneal adenopathy on CT scan. What is survival time?

Depends: Survival time will depend upon what the diagnosis is. The ovarian cyst and the enlarged lymph nodes may be unrelated to each other. You need further evaluation and biopsy of the enlarged lymph nodes if appropriate. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

yes: Yes, if it is large enough. Ct will usually detect ovarian cysts 10mm or larger, but an ultrasound is a better way to evaluate the ovaries and does not utilize radiation. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst always show up on a CT scan?

Will an ovarian cyst always show up on a CT scan?

See answer: Ultrasound or possibly MRI usually are used for evaluating specific ovarian pathology although ct can identify lesions of the ovary. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

See answer: While ct can certainly identify an ovarian cyst, usually endovaginal us is better suited for this purpose. ...Read more

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Which is more useful in determining wether an ovarian cyst is cancerous CT scan or ultrasound?

CT always better: CT is always better than ultrasound but for screening purposes the ultrasound causes no radiation effect. If multiple CTs were performed over time the RT could be significant. The ultrasound can tell whether a lesion is solid or cystic and whether the latter is simple or complex. The CT can show detail not seen on ultraound. ...Read more

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Have a ovarian cyst 8cm, on CT scan mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes noted? Does that mean enlarge?. I'm confused. It didn't say enlarged.

Have a ovarian cyst 8cm, on CT scan mesenteric  and retroperitoneal lymph nodes noted? Does that mean enlarge?. I'm confused. It didn't say enlarged.

Not necessarily : 8cm cyst ( depending on what it looks like on the scan) does not have to be cancer in someone your age. Lymph nodes are often visible on scans and as long as they are not enlarged ( greater then 1cm) they are just a normal finding. The cyst should be followed up on in a short period of time (6weeks) with a pelvic ultrasound, but if there was anything questionable about the lymph nodes then ct. ...Read more

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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more