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Doctor insights on: Antecubital Fossa

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What is the function of fossa ovalis in the embryo?

What is the function of fossa ovalis in the embryo?

Valve in the heart: It is a valve in the heart to allow blood to move across the atrium during fetal life. It closes at birth when the blood flow direction changes. ...Read more

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How bad do posteria fossa tumor headaches hurt? Are they severe?

How bad do posteria fossa tumor headaches hurt? Are they severe?

Unpredictable: If the tumor is large and growing and particularly raising the pressure inside the skull it can be very severe if small and slowly growing or treated adequately patient may have no headache if swelling is reduced if present , by steroids the headache will be reduced. ...Read more

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Should 9mm menigioma in posterior fossa be watched or removed.

Should  9mm menigioma in posterior fossa be watched or removed.

Watch it: Many meningiomas don't change in size and it's safe to watch them over time. I would wonder why there was a ct scan or MRI done in the first place; if you were having symptoms that could be related to the meningioma then that might change things but in most cases meningiomas can be safely monitorred over time, and if you can avoid brain surgery you probably should! ...Read more

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Is gallbladder fossa not good to have?

Is gallbladder fossa not good to have?

No issue: The gallbladder fossa is simply an anatomic description of the location of the gallbladder on the liver. It isn't good or bad. ...Read more

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What could be causing a left supraclavicular fossa pain?

TOS: Thoracic outlet syndrome is accompanied by pain in this region, where the subclavian artery and brachial plexus begin to be impinged by partial closure of the costoclavicular dimension, which in normality is about 1 cm high. A sloped shoulder and abnormal excursion of the clavicle causes abnormal closure of this space. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ten questions about the infratemporal fossa, can you please help me?

What to do if I have ten questions about the infratemporal fossa, can you please help me?

This sounds like: a school assignment. No, we can't do your school assignments for you. But consider putting infratemporal fossa into a search engine so that you can read more about it. Take care. ...Read more

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I have some fullness in the right fossa of Rosenmuller in the postnasal space... What does this mean in laymans terms please?

I have some fullness in the right fossa of Rosenmuller in the postnasal space... What does this mean in laymans terms please?

If you have: allergies...stuffy nose and EARACHE this explains it...the link between your throat and ear may be blocked.. THIS is also the space where your ADENOID GLANDS reside NASAL SPRAY (OTC) may be helpful! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the treatmentposterior fossa meninginoma treatment?

What is the treatmentposterior fossa meninginoma treatment?

It depends: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is posterior fossa syndrome?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is posterior fossa syndrome?

Posterior fossa synd: This follows surgical excision of a mass in the Brainstem, showing Aphasia, Mutism, difficulty swallowing, mobility problems, & eye movement issues. ...Read more

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What structure in the popliteal fossa makes it an endangerment site?

What structure in the popliteal fossa makes it an endangerment site?

Popliteal artery: Popliteal artery that supplies the three arteries that feed the lower leg and foot passes through the popliteal fossa. ...Read more

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My son has an acachniod cyst lower fossa region he is a pro boxer no symtoms at all are these cyst pron to bleeds ?

My son has an acachniod cyst lower fossa region 
he is a pro boxer no symtoms at all are these cyst pron to bleeds ?

Call Doc: Anything from constipation to appendicitis.You need to call your doctor asap particularly if he is doubled over or cannot jump up and downwithout pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mid fossa and transmastoid approach for scds repair? Not much info online about transmastoid. How is it done?

What is the difference between mid fossa and transmastoid approach for scds repair? Not much info online about transmastoid. How is it done?

SCD Repair: The middle fossa approach involves opening up the brain cavity above the ear while the transmastoid approach goes behind the ear and does not involve the brain cavity. The anatomy of the defect will usually determine the approach. ...Read more

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A cyst on supraclavicular fossa, has lasted over 2 months and got bigger, not hard, but is noticed. 7.5*3.4 measure. Location, size means lymphoma?

A cyst on supraclavicular fossa, has lasted over 2 months and got bigger, not hard, but is noticed. 7.5*3.4 measure. Location, size means lymphoma?

Not always: You need to go to the doctor to get checked. You may need an ultrasound and a biopsy to determine the nature of the cyst which could be benign or could be lymphoma. Usually lymphoma is associated with other symptoms. Go to a doctor asap though. ...Read more

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My son has a rash in both popliteal fossa . What is that and how should I treat it?

Eczema?: Its a common location for eczema in kids, but hard to know for sure without seeing it. ...Read more

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I have a cyst close to the gallbladder fossa. I have had a cholecystectomy and have reacurring pain. Could this be remanent gallbladder left over?

I have a cyst close to the gallbladder fossa. I have had a cholecystectomy and have reacurring pain. Could this be remanent gallbladder left over?

Cyst: I believe that your surgeon and the radiologist should review your images and come up with a plan to further identify the exact nature of the mass and determine what other studies or procedures would be most helpful in pinpointing the diagnosis(ct scan, mri). I would be concerned about an abscess, for example. Would a needle biopsy be advisable? Is an exploratory operation indicated? ...Read more