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Adexanal Mass Lesions Means
What does chronic smoking related shadowing no active lesions and no mass mean on a cheat xray. I've been smoke free for 5 years and smoked for 14yrs.
Smoking: This not an accurate description (smoking related shadowing) if there is an abnormality on the cxr it has to be described in a better way. You can have your cxr looked at by someone else. ...Read more
Ultrasound abdomn. Says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means?
Ultasound, CT, MRI:
Us, ct and MRI allow us to identify different characteristics to help make a specific diagnosis. Occassionally a mass will need to be sampled with a biopsy. This can be guided by ultrasound or ct depending on the situation. There are also times when ct-pet or pet imaging can be utilized.
The decision regarding the appropriate work up will be made by your doctor in consultation with a radiologist. ...Read more
A cyst is a single "bubble" like a balloon. The outer layer consists of cells and connective tissue. The center is not solid, instead of living cells the center is soft and filled with fluid or a thick cream.
A complex cyst has dividers (septae) running through it, or can be thought of as a collection of cysts. It like a collection of balloons packed together. ...Read more
Common: You have a small cystic mass, probably in your ovary. Usually related to post egg expulsion cyst (corpus luteum cyst.) probably self limited. If it causes symptoms alert your provider. Your doctor will keep this finding in mind, and may request a follow up sonogram or exam in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
Potential Ca: I assume the cyst is ovarian in origin. Such cyst are epitherlial in origin and have potential to convert to Ca. Markers such as Ca 19.9 are only of value in monitoring and not for dx. If scans show lesion enlarging and if reaching 5 cm. Then resection indicated due to high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more
Could "mass" often mean relatively larger and irregular-shaped growths, while lumps are round-shaped smaller ones?
"masses" and "lumps" are used interchangeably
(and we seldom use the latter (lump) except in certain surgeries (eg: "lumpectomy")
Hope this helps
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What does there is focal asymmetry over the medial left 1st rib which may be projectional although underlying mass is not excluded means for a 65 yr?
Shadow: Means there may be an x ray 'shadow' which is meaningless, BUT they cannot be sure that there is not a mass. A repeat image will clear the matter... ...Read more
Kidney mass: First, it's important to know if it's a cyst (filled with fluid) or a solid mass (tissue). An ultrasound will be helpful to determine the difference. Cysts are very common and are usually found incidentally, and often don't require any intervention other than routine surveillance. A mass could be serious, and would require further testing. Your doctor can help you with the next steps of analysis. ...Read more
"Black mass": Does not provide any information with regard to the possibilities. In ultrasound we don't use the word "black". We use different language such as solid, hypoechoic, etc. To describe masses and possibilities depend on the specific ultrasound appearance, organ being studied, patient history, lab tests, and whether or not there is vascular flow associated with the mass. ...Read more
Pressing on Nerve: It means that the disk is pushing on something. Sometimes its pressing up against the spinal cord but also can be on spinal nerves. ...Read more
Mine is too: The liver is supposed to be homogeneous -- free of masses, weird textures, bumps, lumps, whatever. Unless there's something else, it sounds like you're just fine. It's normal for physicians to put in a few terms for "normal" as we describe different body parts. "perrla" -- pupils equal, round, react normally to light and acommodation.". ...Read more
A large mass has develped on my ovaries just over the past month, but there's no pain. What does this mean?
What does having a front left 2 CM paraspinal mass mean exactly and should I worry about this? I've had COPD for years now.
Left axillary mass that has been there for 5 months looks black through the skin. Feels hard/rubbery and deep in tissue. What could the color mean?
Axillary mass: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. That mass needs a diagnosis. There are many things it could be, some not dangerous and some that are. ...Read more
Wait for report: The FNAC was done to determine the cause of this mass. So wait for the results and let us know the reported result. Then we can guide you further. ...Read more
Hypoechoic: Not likely but let your kidney specialist examine you and decide whether to give you more or less medications. If that is not helping you will be referred to a non- kidney specialist for further work up and management. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Needs examination: As the other 2 have said, need to work out whether cyst/hydrocele, infection, hernia or very small chance of being something more nasty like cancer or other problem. Needs urgent examination with your doctor and you may need referral for ultrasound to fully sort it out if your doctor remains unsure after examining you. All the best ...Read more
Follow up imaging: Imaging results need follow up with your doc to obtain meaning. Hypoechoic and hyperdense are words that describe appearance on ct image. They are not a diagnosis. Your doc will discuss the imaging results with you. You may need a biopsy to get diagnosis. Take a friend with you to see your doc. ...Read more
Ad exalted mass: Means they did not see anything concerning in your ovaries and fallopian tube area and around uterus. ...Read more
Need more info: This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient. If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed. ...Read more
Cyst needs study: Fluid filled ovarian mass is a cytst either simple or complex. Simple cysts larger than 5cm need excision. Complex cysts probably should be removed. Ca 125 has little value unless lesion is malignant, has been removed and Ca 125 used for monitoring response. To treatment. ...Read more
I have a hyperechoic mass in the pole of my kidney. What does this mean & what are my next steps?
Next - usually CT:
A hyperechoic mass may be an angiomyolipoma, renal cell cancer, or hemorrhagic cyst among others. A ct would often be indicated to differentiate further.
Angiomyolipoma is a benign growth (also known as hamartoma) but it can bleed. Renal cell cancers used to be thought to be hypoechoic (dark on ultrasound), but there have been cases of tumors enveloping fat and becoming hyperechoic (brighton us). ...Read more
Found possible mass on my right hepatic lobe abutting the capsule. What does abutting the capsule mean?
Touching capsule: The capsule is the covering of the liver. From your description the mass is near the surface of the liver touching the capsule. ...Read more
My right adnexal mass is at least partially cystic that demonstrates a homogenous fullness.... What does this mean?
Adenexl fullness.: Comparing what this note means is a bit like tasting wine and telling others what you taste. So you need to talk to the examiner for a translation. My guess the area feels like there is more there than normal and it feels like there are some bubble like areas that could be cysts. ...Read more