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What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

Dense brain tissue: Brain parenchyma density is usually referred to as a result of the findings on a ct scan. Hyperdense material will appear bright such as blood. Hypodense material will appear darker and an example of that might be an old stroke. ...Read more

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What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory condition, and is seen in dementia. In much older adult patients this may be an expected (normal) finding. ...Read more

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Does every layer of meninges have pain sensations? Cause I know brain parenchyma doesn't have any pain sensations

Does every layer of meninges have pain sensations? Cause I know brain parenchyma doesn't have any pain sensations

Generally, no: Of the 3 layers that cover and protect the brain, only the outer, dura mater (or "tough mother") has sensory nervers. The middle, arachnoid layer and closest, pia mater (or "intimate mother") are considered to not have sensory innervation. ...Read more

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What does mildly low-lying cerebellar tonsils mean? What does unremarkable unenhanced brain parenchyma mean?

What does mildly low-lying cerebellar tonsils mean? What does unremarkable unenhanced brain parenchyma mean?

It depends: Everyone's brain "sags" onto the skull base when standing, running, defecating. Any sag more than 5mm may suggest chiari malformation or low pressure headache. Have your doctor ask the radiologist to measure the mm of descent for you, the rest of the report is normal. ...Read more

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Doctor my son is 6 months old and he effected with atrophic brain parenchyma with prominent sulcal spaces in front part of the brain why it comes?

Doctor my son is 6 months old and he effected with atrophic brain parenchyma with prominent sulcal spaces in front part of the brain why it comes?

Children's health: Sounds like lack of development of the brain with what we call atrophy. This situation most likely occurred during pregnancy unless the child has had a severe illness affecting the brain after the delivery. ...Read more

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Took brain mri. Multiple t2hypointense lesion in cerebral parenchyma. Possibilty of granuloma or brain secondries. My mom hv lung cancer. Is it secondary?

Took brain mri. Multiple t2hypointense lesion in cerebral parenchyma. Possibilty of granuloma or brain secondries. My mom hv lung cancer. Is it secondary?

Probably neither: Difficult to know without seeing all the MRI sequences. It would be helpful to know if the lesions enhance after Gadolinium contrast and if they "bloom" on susceptibility weighted sequences and if they are calcified or invisible on CT scan. Metastatic disease would be very unlikely in a 30 year old without a known primary cancer. My best guess would be multiple cavernous malformations. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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What does increasing echogenicity of the liver parenchyma mean?

What does increasing echogenicity of the liver parenchyma mean?

Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the result of excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What does a diffuse course echogenicity of the hepatic parenchyma mean?

Liver disease: It can suggest diffuse liver disease such as fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Additional testing and possible biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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What is new enlargement of the pancreatic head with indistinctness of the pancreatic parenchyma?

What is new enlargement of the pancreatic head with indistinctness of the pancreatic parenchyma?

Unclear: It sounds as though you may be reporting the results of an ultrasound or a CAT scan. With just this short description, it is impossible to tell you what this represents, but it is very important whenever a new finding may be present to have it evaluated appropriately. You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not ignore this, and do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

That is good news..: Normal size is good. Homogenous=all areas look similar. Parenchyma here just mean the liver tissue itself. No focal mass means no mass is seen in any area. All of these are just fancy words telling you that you have a normal liver based on the ultrasound findings.
So, this is actually good news.
Consult doc and good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly is this verbiage from a diagnostic mammogram, SUPERIMPOSED FIBROGLANDULAR PARENCHYMA?

What exactly is this verbiage from a diagnostic mammogram, SUPERIMPOSED FIBROGLANDULAR PARENCHYMA?

Fibroglandular: Parenchyma is normal breast tissue. Since a mammogram is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional object, the occasional overlap of normal tissue 'superimposed' on normal tissue behind it, or in front of it, sometimes looks like an abnormality. Extra views are then necessary to spread out the tissue and prove that it is normal. Only normal tissue will spread out. Real masses persist ...Read more

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What is the meaning of liver is normal in size with homogenous parenchyma?

Good News: This is a completely normal liver. Homogenous parenchyma means that the liver appears very uniform on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

Normal anatomy term: Parenchyma refers to healthy kidney tissue on the outer rim of the kidney. This is not a disease. It is an anatomy term ...Read more

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What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

Incomplete breath: It means that the radiologist felt that you did not take a complete breath in (or the pictures were taken after you started exhaling) during the process of getting the X-ray. As a result, the part of the lungs near the bases (bottom) seem to show up more dense than the rest of the lung. Again, radiologist felt that this is due to incomplete breath during the X-ray procedure. ...Read more

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