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Pearshaped posterior right cardiopherenic angle draping around suprahepatic ivc likely representing pleuropericardial cyst On CT scan report what?


Pearshaped posterior right cardiopherenic angle draping around suprahepatic ivc likely representing pleuropericardial cyst 
On CT scan report  what?

Radiologist: This is a radiology report and consultation: I suggest that you review it with your private physican in consultation with a board certified radiologist. ...Read more

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Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more

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Where is right subclavian artery?

Where is right subclavian artery?

Under collar bone: About 2/3 of the way from your breastbone to your shoulder. You can feel the pulse if you press hard. ...Read more

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Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

Is hemodialysis that's inserted through the jugular painful?

A little: The hd catheter insertion thru the jugular stings a little. You usually get sone Lidocaine and sedation to put it in. It is like a big IV line. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...Read more

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1. Ct scan shows 30% stenosis in the proximal vessel, 30-50% stenosis in the mid-vessel in left anterior descending artery. What procedure is needed?

1.  Ct scan shows 30% stenosis in the proximal vessel, 30-50% stenosis in the mid-vessel in left anterior descending artery. What procedure is needed?

Depends.: Depends upon symptoms and any preceding tests you may have done. If you have no symptoms I am not sure you need anything other than aggressive risk reduction. Possibly could have a chemical stress test done. Should consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.

Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing is to fully evaluate the neck with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial blockage cannot be repaired surgically.You might be experiencing: dizziness, loss of balance, and incoordination. ...Read more

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more

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MRA shows possible right vertebral artery occlusion, second MRA shows the right vertebral being a lot smaller than left. Is it occluded or small?!

MRA shows possible right vertebral artery occlusion, second MRA shows the right vertebral being a lot smaller than left. Is it occluded or small?!

That is a question-: -U need ask Ur provider. 2 MRI's of the same area can show occlusion or narrowing, as the position of the patients may vary a small amount, & the true pathology may not B Cn. ...Read more

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Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Lymphadenopathy? CLL with enlarged lymph nodes head & neck, axillary, portal vein, 2 abdominal (based on CT). Most 9 cm. Left iliac vein is 1.5 cm.

Unknown: Sorry but I am not clear as to what your question is? Lymphadenopathy is defined as lymph nodes that are either enlarged or have an abnormal feel i.e. hardened, painful. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohis, CT scan -liver shows eviden of nodular surface, hypertrophied caudate & left lobe.Normal calibre abdominal aorta. How bad is it?

Hepc, cirohis, CT scan -liver shows eviden of nodular surface, hypertrophied caudate & left lobe.Normal calibre abdominal aorta. How bad is it?

You: Have evidence of cirrhosis. A gastroenterologist can give you guidance regarding how well your liver is functioning, ways to slow further liver damage, and surveillance to detect any developing liver tumors (such as hepatoma). If you don't drink and take of yourself there is every likelihood of many more years of life. ...Read more

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For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is inserted - below neck?

For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is
inserted - below neck?

Above collar bones: The thyroid usually lies between the adam's apple & the collar bones. For an fna, or needle biopsy, the needle goes the skin as close as possible to the nodule. (for example, it might go in right next to the ultrasound probe in this picture). ...Read more

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Is a aortocaval node in/near the peritoneal ?

Is a aortocaval node in/near the peritoneal ?

Behind peritoneum: An aortocaval node is located between the largest artery in the body (aorta) and largest vein in the body (vena cava) which carry blood away from and to the heart from other areas of the body. This node is located in back of the peritoneal cavity, which contains the small intestines. Important to check with your doctor to make sure this node was not abnormally enlarged. ...Read more

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Ct shows 2 mm & smaller indeterminant pulmonary nodules, in the right lower lobe. Tiny subpleural lymph nodes along the fissures. What causes this?

A lot of things: If just 2 mm, i would just monitor with a ct scan every 6 months for a year and then every year thereafter. Possibilties include exposure to fungus, old infection, dust or malignancy but this is less likely. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?

Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?

Not an issue: You just possess a variation of some of the venous drainage in the brain, and has no pathological significance. Has nothing to do with your headaches or dizziness. Ask you doctor why you possess these issues, and what treatment might help. Maybe see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does lung needle biopsy hurt?

Does  lung needle biopsy hurt?

Not if done right: Lungs have very few nerve endings within the lung. If done by a skilled doctor biopsy thru the skin (ie guide by a scanner) can cause pressure and a feeling of fullness but minimal pain. The level of discomfort relates to how accessible the nodule or mass is for the biopsy needle. ...Read more

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Can a 3 mm thyroid nodule cause carotid artery occlusion?

Can a 3 mm thyroid nodule cause carotid artery occlusion?

No: That is a very tiny thyroid nodule and would not cause any symptoms and would not be able to be felt by yourself or on an exam. ...Read more

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