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Mri result: 3mm T2/FLAIR hyperintense focus located in the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean? Should I be alarm

Mri result: 3mm T2/FLAIR hyperintense focus located in the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe. What does this mean? Should I be alarm

Think more clearly: The MRI isn't the patient; you are. You didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI, for a reason. It's his/her obligation to discuss the test result with you & correlate the facts of the case to draw a conclusion, which will likely be that the MRI finding is not clinically significant. A test is a test, & you are you. Not the same things at all. ...Read more

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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What does "small hyperintense focus in white matter of left parietal lobe" mean? I had insomnia and slight head and finger twitches and thus got it done. I am only 24 years old.

What does "small hyperintense focus in white matter of left parietal lobe" mean? I had insomnia and slight head and finger twitches and thus got it done. I am only 24 years old.

Nonspecific: Could be due to prior injury, could represent either vascular or inflammatory lesion, could even be due to infection. The clinical correlation really needs direct discussion with the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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Hypoechoic focus right lobe liver 4.0 x 1.8cm what food he needs to eat?

Hypoechoic focus right lobe liver 4.0 x 1.8cm what food he needs to eat?

Liver cyst: Sounds like you may have a liver cyst. The most common cause of liver cyst in your area are parasites. If it causes pain, you'll need to drain it. Liver function tests would be useful. Papaya seeds are reported to have some antiparasitic activity. Fruits and vegetables have important vitamins and minerals to help with liver disorders. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. Subcaplar reg. Smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?

CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. Subcaplar reg. Smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?

21st century problem: We are so good at seeing little stuff, we can chase our tails. It depends on clinical setting. Someone with known cancer may need to be investigated for a metastasis, but a healthy young pt. Has little risk of cancer with a liver "incidentaloma". Some might follow with ultrasound in "an appropriate clinical interval" poss. 6 months. This is a good area for U/S to see lesions and no x-ray exposure. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

From: Migraines, to nothing important, to a small clot. In case of lupus you must have full criteria and have active disease. Coagulation issues may also be seen, see a rheumatologists and good luck! ...Read more

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Does hyperintense focus in white matter mean brain cancer?

Does hyperintense focus in white matter mean brain cancer?

Unlikely: It would be unusual for a focal hyperintense focus in white matter to be a tumor; however, one needs to better understand what the specific sequence used on MRI (T1, T2, FLAIR, T* etc) to be more informative. ...Read more

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I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

The vast: Majority of time this turns out to be a kidney cyst, which is benign and of no particular significance. However, you may need another test, such as a renal ultrasound, to prove it. ...Read more

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What does 2 hyperintense foci in the right frontal white matter and 1 hyperintense focus in the left frontal white matter mean? Migraine 20yo

What does 2 hyperintense foci in the right frontal white matter and 1 hyperintense focus in the left frontal white matter mean? Migraine 20yo

Non-specific finding: The findings you list are non-specific but are frequently seen in people with a history of migraines. It may be advisable to meet with a neurologist who can go over your history, review the reason the MRI was obtained in the first place and perform a detailed neurological exam to determine if further testing is required. ...Read more

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MRI shws T2 hyperintense focus at the right optic nrvs. No abnorm thickening/enhancing mass is present. Nonspecific- maybe benign cyst. What can it be?

MRI shws T2 hyperintense focus at the right optic nrvs. No abnorm thickening/enhancing mass is present. Nonspecific- maybe benign cyst. What can it be?

Need more...: Information. How big is the T2 hyperintense focus? What are the T1 signal characteristics? Is there any displacement of nearby tissues? ...Read more

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Blurred vision. T2 hyperintense focus 0.25cmx0.36cmx0.4cm. Bilateral globes-normal. No contrast enhancement. No significant proptosis seen. What can it be?

Blurred vision. T2 hyperintense focus 0.25cmx0.36cmx0.4cm. Bilateral globes-normal. No contrast enhancement. No significant proptosis seen. What can it be?

MRI review: There are many possible causes of a very small hyperintense focus on an MRI, but they are unlikely to be the source of your blurred vision. Review of the image is needed to describe what that finding could represent. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with close angle glaucoma and vision loss. The MRI shows a hyperintense focus is noted at the right optic nerve. What can it be?

I was diagnosed with close angle glaucoma and vision loss. The MRI shows a hyperintense focus is noted at the right optic nerve. What can it be?

T1 or T2 sequence?: Lesions of optic nerve include infarcts, gliomas, demyelination (Neuromyelitis Optica, MS, optic neuritis), trauma, infection, degenerative condition, etc. It would be helpful to know more about the MRI. Is there a mass effect, does it contrast enhance, and is it bright on the T2, Ti or FLAIR sequences? The ophthalmologist (MD) is usually consulted but may ask for the opinion of a neurologist. ...Read more

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11/21/13 pain low l back runs down butt 2 leg. Mri last wk. Dr nxt wk 2 go over. Hard muscle or nerve where pain starts. T1/t2 hyperintense focus. Ms?

11/21/13 pain low l back runs down butt 2 leg. Mri last wk. Dr nxt wk 2 go over. Hard muscle or nerve where pain starts. T1/t2 hyperintense focus. Ms?

Doubt MS: You are describing sciatica, and may possess a discogenic problem in lumbar spine. None of what you describe is encountered in ms. Please get full explanation of your problem when you meet with your doctor. ...Read more

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Left ovary numerous t2 hyperintense foci w/o abnormal enhancement likely folicular cyst also in right ovary. T2 hyperintense focus in left hemipelvis 1.5 x 1.7 x 2.6 CM physiologic fluid noted pelvis?

Left ovary numerous t2 hyperintense foci w/o abnormal enhancement likely folicular cyst also in right ovary. T2 hyperintense focus in left hemipelvis 1.5 x 1.7 x 2.6 CM physiologic fluid noted pelvis?

Probably normal: This is not a particularly abnormal imaging of the ovaries. Practically everyone of reproductive age has ovarian follicles noted. Ovaries make these for a living. Would have to put it into context of your symptoms to interpret the significance. ...Read more

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What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

May be inflammation: Hyper intensity my indicate inflammation or a hemangioma. Tough to say without looking at the images. I would see a spine specialist and get an opinion. The gluteal area is well below l1. So I do not believe those symptoms are related. ...Read more

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My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis. Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis. Explain.

My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis. Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis. Explain.

Look at entire study: T2 and flair signal can be evidence of an "ischemic focus, " otherwise a stroke. However, other things could be in the mix, such as a tumor or demyelinating process. The radiologist will have looked at the other sequences. Sometimes, however, it can be tough to tell. ...Read more

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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning? Rest liver ok.

U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning? Rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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Can you live without the left lobe of liver?

Can you live without the left lobe of liver?

Patial removal liver: As much as 80 percent of the liver may be removed. The surgeon leaves behind normal liver tissue. The remaining healthy tissue takes over the work of the liver.
Please discuss this further with your surgeon.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/liver/page8. ...Read more

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Is inferior right lobe of liver same area as right hepatic lobe?

Is inferior right lobe of liver same area as right hepatic lobe?

Yes, the lower part: It is the lower (inferior) part of the right lobe. ...Read more

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Hi, "Hypodense lesion is seen involving left lobe of liver and measures 88x90x65mm" this is what my dad's report says. Pls help me!

Hypodense liver: The list of causes of hypodense liver lesions is rather extensive and can be either benign or malignant. More clinical information would be necessary. In the absence of any underlying disease - I would recommend close followup and perhaps maybe a liver specialist visit for possible biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration. Is calcium deposit harmful.

My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration. Is calcium deposit harmful.

What's the context?: Was the calcium deposition in liver vasculature, in a cyst, a tumor, in granulomas? Was it generalized or localized (e.g. At a site of trauma, surgery, biopsy)? Was the sonogram performed for symptoms or follow-up of underlying liver or systemic disease? Lots to consider before rendering an educated guess. ...Read more

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Post resected right liver lobe, 2 clean scans, new left lobe 6 spots 1.3cm rest much smaller, portacaval 2.2x3.2 enlarged. Everything else normal?

Post resected right liver lobe, 2 clean scans, new left lobe 6 spots 1.3cm rest much smaller, portacaval 2.2x3.2 enlarged. Everything else normal?

Talk to Dr.: Who ordered the tests. The best person to speak to is the Doctor who knows your clinical picture. That doctor knows your case; medical conditions, medications, surgeries, family history etc. That Dr and can talk to the radiologists, surgeons, Hepatologist and other consultants to give you the best answer regarding the results of your scan. ...Read more

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I had a liver resection 4 weeks ago. My right lobe was removed with a big tumour that had grown inside it. How long should liver take to regenerate?

I had a liver resection 4 weeks ago. My right lobe was removed with a big tumour that had grown inside it. How long should liver take to regenerate?

Depends.: The answer depends mostly on how much of the liver was removed and whether the remaining liver has underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis. Most patients begin healing within 10 days and have a complete restoration of normal liver size within 3-6 months, if there are no complications. Every patient is different, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a reidel lobe of the liver give you a larger midclavicular measurement?

Not usually: Reidel lobe is anatomical variant of right lobe of liver that extends vertically and along lateral abdominal wall. On physical examination reidel lobe is palpated more inferiorly and laterally than normal expected position of liver. However the mid clavicular position is more medial than position of reidel lobe. ...Read more

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Is an enhancing lesion in the lateral segment left lobe of the liver something to be concerned about?

Is an enhancing lesion in the lateral segment left lobe of the liver something to be concerned about?

Liver lesion: Many questions. Without more information, the answer is "Yes" & this should not be ignored. Is there a known problem of Hepatitis C, chronic use of alcohol, past cancer problems (Lung, Breast, Intestine?), recent abnormal blood tests? Someone with a lesion like this should followup carefully with his or her doctor. ...Read more

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I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

No: Not to worry
Called an "incidental" finding.....something which is NOTED but for which no further diagnostic testing or treatment is necessary!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Need investigation: Possible image guided biopsy to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is an 11mm T2 hyperintensity of the right lobe of the liver?

What is an 11mm T2 hyperintensity of the right lobe of the liver?

Fluid collection: Hi
Hyperintensities on T2 weighted images indicate that there is a pocket of fluid in that area. It will appear as a bright spot on the actual images themselves. The clinical diagnosis depends on your medical history and we really need a little clinical context to be able to narrow it down from just calling it a "fluid pocket". Hope this helps. ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more