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Venous tumor.: Hemangioma is essentially an enlargement (ectasia) of a vein which is due to a venous malformation. They can occur any where in the body and can be very small such as those very small red spots seen on the skin to very large such as those sometimes found in the liver or spleen. The treatment varies from nothing to local removal with a laser or RFto sclerotherapy to surgical excision. ...Read more
Still debated: There is a lot of data that suggests that cavernous malformations are not effectively treated by stereotactic radiosurgery. Surgery is the preferred treatment for cavernous malformations that are accessible. There are some reports that some cavernous malformations may be stabilized by stereotactic radiosurgery, that is their tendency to bleed may be attenuated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What CT Scan conclusion means? "three arterialized hepatic lesions showing washout on portal venous phase imaging upon background nodular cirrhosis"
Findings. Sx? Biopsy: 1st, the basic problem is nodular cirrhosis - there are signs of liver damage (from what cause, only a doc who knows your history can tell). There are 3 lesions- or nodules- in the liver, fed by an artery, which takes up the dye that was injected at the time of CT scan. The dye washes out, so that's encouraging, but whatever the nodules are, you'll need a biopsy to figure out degree of livr damage ...Read more
Large vasc abn brain: Cavernous implies large sized (as these things go); hemangioma is a vascular (blood vessel) abnormality enlarged thinner walled capillaries, a benign tumor; cerebral: in the brain. May have no symptoms, until they do-seizure, stroke, possibly death. Can be genetic component, family to be checked. See pmd first, then-neurologist, maybe neurosurgeon and/or interventional radiologist. ...Read more
Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?
Commonly seen on MRI: Cavernous angioma is a cluster of tiny but abnormal blood vessels that can be seen in the brain or spinal cord. Many people never experience symptoms from a cavernous angioma and may never even know they have one. They do have a tendency to bleed and depending on the location and size, they can cause seizures or other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more
Can contrast agents used in mris and cat scans, such as gadolinium, cause intrathecal peripheral nerve sheath tumors and/or tarlov cysts?
If having Low-dose spiral CT scan chest, or low dose helical CT scan chest, is contrast media injection normally required? Checking lung cancer.
No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?
Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more
What is a hyperdense renal cyst on a non-contrast CT scan? Contrast not give b.c. creatinine 1.49.
Depends on diagnosis: Usually MRI scans of the spine and joints (shoulder, knees, etc) do not need a contrast injection. Contrast is given for spine MRI scans to search for tumors and postoperative scarring. Mri scans of the brain, abdomen, pelvis can be performed with a contrast injection to help find a tumor, but these scans can also be performed without injection. Breast MRI should be performed with contrast. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hyperdense cyst: On noncontrast CT scans, most simple kidney cysts look very dark or hypodense because the fluid inside of them is just like water. A hyperdense cyst looks much lighter or brighter compared to the kidney itself. This usually just means that there is high protein in the cyst or that the cyst has bled at some point. ...Read more
Alternative to what?: Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx? None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more
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