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I have no active pulmonary lesions, no active pulmonarytuberculosis and pneumonia, no abnormal mass lesions(lung cancer etc.), and no bony abnormalities. But i havepain in chest. Can you explain why it might be so?
Incidentally noted small well-demarcated oval lucencies in the scaphoid and capitate bones which could represent bone cysts or other benign eti?
Varies: There can be multiple potential causes. Basically on your X-ray there are small oval areas in the scaphoid and capitate bones where there is little or no bone. This can be from arthritis, gout, simple cysts or other causes. I would discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more
Can RA or lupus cause a single focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema?
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, (warfarin) enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more
Bone erosion: If you are referring to the coccyx again or for that matter any bone the fact that seems most important is you are from australia. I am not sure but i would guess that tropical infections would have to be higher on the list of possibilities than they are here in th usa. In general those findings suggest inflammation and degeneration (infection, trauma, tumor). ...Read more
Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?
Depends: Depends on tumor. If there's a lot of calcium in the tumor then, contrast may not be needed to see it. If it's a meningioma then, contrast may not be necessary because of the Dural Tail sign seen on FLAIR images, however, contrast is generally given to PROVE it. But in other cases tumors may be hidden if small, no mass effect, and no contrast. Contrast always best if mass suspected. ...Read more
MRI showed focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema should I see a orthopedic?
MRI: Extensive bone marrow edema of navicular with subtle subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal articular surface. Doc said AVN?
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist ...Read more
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No but: What you describe suggests what we refer to as an exostosis and in this case a palatal torus which is a benign condition and usually requires no treatment. However, the overlying tissue is thin and easily bruised or irritated. If you are experiencing any pain that lasts longer than a week or is severe, see you dentist for advice. If the 'growth' is new or you are concerned, see your dentist! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?
Osteoarthritis: These are classical findings of osteoarthritis being spelled out by the radiologist. Osteoarthritis develops as we lose the cartilage that is not seen on X-ray and usually leaves a "joint space" on films. During this degenerative cascade, sclerosis happens to the bone under cartilage and bone tries to increase its surface area when weakened by forming spurs called osteophytes. Good luck. ...Read more
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
MRI showed single focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly w underlying subarticular bony edema what does this mean?
What does it mean neck X-ray report. No fractures or subluxation visualized. Cervical spine straightening. No PREVERTEBRAL soft tissue swelling. Open mouth view is limited by overlying bony structures. ?
Several: Placental location, placental depth of penetration into the wall with certain abnormal conditions. Where and how the cord inserts in the placenta can be important at times. With twins or multiples gestations, there are a number of important factors looked for by ultrasound, including blood vessel communication and comparison of sizes. Nmber of blood vessels in the umbilical cord can also value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer