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I have a splenic artery aneurysm and report says peripheral calcification in the left upper quadrant what does this mean? Is it a calcified aneurysm?
Can you tell me why an X-ray would say there is a calcified splenic aneurysm and then an MRA only says a splenic aneurysm. Please help.?
Calcified Splenic artery aneurysm went from 15x15x15 to 19mm in one year is this a cause of alarm or diff drs reading it makes it change.?
How serious is a 9 mm partly calcified splenic artery aneurysm? I have been hurting for some time now and now I sick worrying. What should I do?
How are you feeling?: Splenic artery aneurysms, although more common than other visceral aneurysms, are quite rare. This makes it very difficult to draw conclusions. Pregnancy has been associated with increased incidence of rupture of these anomalies. It sounds like you've had some kind of evaluation and, particularly if you are having symptoms, I would return to your doctor to address the source of your unease. GL! ...Read more
A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went for a cat scan I am worried now and don't know what to do?
Discuss with doctor: CT scans and MRIs done for one purpose often find other things accidentally, and these "incidental findings" are rarely important. 6mm is pretty small, so I doubt that any surgery will be indicated, but you should discuss the finding with the doctor who ordered the initial test. If he is concerned, he might have you talk to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
What does splenic artery aneurysm measuring 16x15x15 mm seen corresponding to the peripheral calcification in the upper quadrant mean?
A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went to a Dr for back pain and had a cat scan. I have gone to a few vascular drs and th?
Artery Aneurysm: Splenic artery aneurysms are the most common type of visceral artery aneurysm and usually require treatment to prevent rupture. At your age of 54 yo & the small size of 6 mm, this aneurysm could be followed until it reaches a larger size (20 mm is usually the size where it needs repair). If the docotors think it is causing symptoms, it could be repaired sooner. Stents or embolization can be used. ...Read more
Aneurysms run in family. Do I need to fix this? There is a rim calcified 0.9 cm distal splenic artery aneurysm. There is some diffuse mild dilation of the entire pancreatic duct without definite ampullary mass or calcification.
If a splenic artery aneurysm is calcified does that mean it has been there for a while? And could you have been born with it?
No not born with: Splenic artery had potential to rupture, especially in pregnant woman during delivery, also depend on the size, good news calcified ones like your has less chance to rupture than non calcified. Need close observation or it could be coiled safely and avoid potential complication. Speak to your doctor and decide. ...Read more
I have a splenic artery aneurysm and its 1.5 CM and it was 1cm in nov. And I been having pain in my left side to my back. Its not calcified. What to do?
Get Repair NOW: I would recommend immediate repair. ALL females of reproductive age with splenic artery aneurysms need to have them repaired. And ALL patients with symptomatic or significantly enlarging splenic artery aneurysms also need them repaired. Enlargement of 0.5 cm since Nov is a significant growth for this aneurysm. And the left sided and back pain is very concerning. See vascular surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
What is the difference between a splenic artery aneurysm and a calcified splenic artery? Can a calcified one burst?
I hd anurysm surgery11/2 yr bck, last wk I did follow up USG showing calcified foci on previous anurysm site, no leak or breaks of stent. Is this normal?
Brain MRI July2015 8mm calcified meningioma anterior front region, August 2016 a 5mm aneurism right MCA bifurfication. Are these 2 findings related?
No: Both are fairly common. I hope neither becomes troublesome ...Read more
There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?
Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more
I m suffering from chronic calcific pancreatitis with secondary diabetes and my medical test report showed microalbumin level of 117mg/l. Please help.
117: Not too bad but with your concern have your primary doctor refer you to a nephrologists for exam and advice. ...Read more
Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?
Calcium in lung:
How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal.
Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more
Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more
Tender: It feels tender. You cannot generally feel the deposit. ...Read more
I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?
Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more
I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.
Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are located in the pancreas, and are injured by pancreatitis. Loss of sufficient beta cells causes type 1 diabetes. It is important to control blood sugars to prevent long term complications of diabetes, such as eye, kidney, nerve, and vascular disease. ...Read more
Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more
F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia?
ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more