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Doctor insights on: Choroidal Tissue

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How are choroidal tumors treated?

How are choroidal tumors treated?

Depends: Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque. This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation). ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is bilateral choroidal fissure cycsts?

What is bilateral choroidal fissure cycsts?

Depends: If you mean choroid plexus cysts? The choroid plexus is an area both sides of the fetal brain . During fetal development some fetuses will have cysts seen in that area of the brain. These cyst most ofter just disappear.Bilateral means both sides . They are usaually evaluated by perinatologists to make sure there are no associated chromosomal problems. ...Read more

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What will be damaged if there was obstruction to choroidal artery?

What will be damaged if there was obstruction to choroidal artery?

Internal Capsule: Assuming that you're referring to the anterior choroidal artery, the structure that is most commonly injured after an obstruction is the posterior limb of the internal capsule. This important structure carries nerve signals from the motor cortex of your brain to the brainstem and rest of your body. Thus, damage to the internal capsule would cause paralysis to the opposite side of the body. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to feel an eye choroidal nevi?

Is it normal to be able to feel an eye choroidal nevi?

No: The choroid is a part of the ocular anatomy that is within the eye wall. A nevus will have relatively no thickness so you would not be able to feel with your fingers through the lids and the eye wall. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to feel an eye freckle (choroidal nevi)?

Would it be possible for someone to feel an eye freckle (choroidal nevi)?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you would feel a lesion inside the eye. Typically, the only way to determine if there is a choroidal nevus is to have an examination by an ophthalmologist or other skilled eye care physician. ...Read more

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Clear MRI in July and now in December I have a 12mm cyst in the left choroidal fissure. What is this and can it cause symptoms?

Clear MRI in July and now in December I have a 12mm cyst in the left choroidal  fissure. What is this and can it cause symptoms?

Double check old MRI: choroidal fissure cyst is a congenital developmental lesion which almost never causes symptoms. It is near the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle and can be easily mistaken for this normal anatomical structure. Make sure the lesion was not present previously on the July MRI. If it really is new, it could be lots of things such as infection (cysticercosis), or neoplasm. ...Read more

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I was told I have a nevus in my eye. Follow up in a year. How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

I was told I have a nevus in my eye.  Follow up in a year.  How often do these become cancer? I think the Dr said it was in the choroidal area?

Very rare: I have never experienced one becoming a cancer but it does happen. Ask your eye professional about the chance. If it is stable over several years, they won't watch it very closely after that. ...Read more

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Can a left choroidal fissure cyst of 12mm affect vision in left eye. Blurry and double vision on and off.

Can a left choroidal  fissure  cyst  of 12mm affect vision in left eye. Blurry and double vision on and off.

Not likely: cysts of the choroid fissure or plexus are a common finding and totally asymptomatic. If you have optic neuritis this is something a neurologist and ophthalmologist need to be following. It can be a symptom of possible multiple sclerosis. It can be from other causes. Did you have a MRI with and without contrast? If they are looking for MS they will do additional images - to find lesions ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. she just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. she just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

Choroidal cysts: Are usually incidental findings and don't cause symptoms. However, a 5 year old shouldn't be having headaches and vomiting. You should see a pediatric neurologist ASAP about the scattered white matter signal abnormalities, and whether they might be contributing to the 5 year old's symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes?? Mastoiditis 3/14 Optic Neuritis 6/14 High Lymphocytes in CSF 8/14 12 mm choroidal fissure cyst 12/14 T12 verte hemangioma Fluid in mastoid

Causes??
Mastoiditis 3/14
Optic Neuritis 6/14
High Lymphocytes in CSF 8/14
12 mm choroidal fissure cyst 12/14
T12 verte hemangioma 
Fluid in mastoid

Mastoid inflammation: when you have mastoid fluid this can be acute or chronic. If it is chronic - it is often from prior mastoid infection. If it is acute you will have focal pain and possible fever. It can actually be a very serious condition. In general this should be dealt with by a physician who might determine if you need antibiotics. The other findings are not related. Optic neuritis is blurred vision. ...Read more

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7 yr old with a choroidal fissure will fall asleep and then eyes wil open muscle spasm in face and twitching limbs is that normal.

7 yr old with a choroidal fissure will fall asleep and then eyes wil open muscle spasm in face and twitching limbs is that normal.

If a cyst increases : In size to the point that it compresses brain tissue adjacent to it, it may cause symptoms, sometimes seizures, the type of which depends on its location. Congenital choroidal fissure cysts are benign, cerebro-spinal fluid-filled cysts that rarely cause smptoms or require surgical treatment. However, if these symptoms are new, see her neurologist to determine their significance. ...Read more

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7 yr old girl had CT scan after a seizure cause by fever and found a 0.6/0.7/0.7cm choroidal fissure cyst in right frontal lobe should I be concerned?

7 yr old girl had CT scan after a seizure cause by fever and found a 0.6/0.7/0.7cm choroidal fissure cyst in right frontal lobe should I be concerned?

Reassurance: Most likely the cyst represents congenital variation, and had no effect upon what may have been a "febrile seizure". Nonetheless, it would be prudent to redo the imaging in about a year to make certain than cyst does not change in size. Your doctor can guide further followup arrangements. ...Read more

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What is tissue diagnosis?

What is tissue diagnosis?

Pathology: A "mass" can be anything including non-cancer. A piece of tissue from a mass (or bone marrow biopsy, or blood) placed on a glass slide for a pathologist to review with special stains and sometimes molecular tests can give a "tissue diagnosis". With very few exceptions (eg, hcc, germ cell cancer) oncologists require a "tissue diagnosis" before treating cancer. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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What organs and tissues can you donate?

What organs and tissues can you donate?

Many: Organs: heart, lungs, larynx, esophagus, liver, kidney, pancreas, small intestine, hands, face, abdominal wall

tissues: blood, skin, bone, cornea. ...Read more

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What is soft tissue edema?

What is soft tissue edema?

Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially when you press a finger into the skin, you leave an indent that goes away in a few minutes. ...Read more

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What is epithelial tissue??

What is epithelial tissue??

Outer layer of skin: The epithelial tissue is the outer layer skin and the visible portion. ...Read more

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What is a connective tissue?

What is a connective tissue?

Bridges: Connective tissues are the tissues that connect one structure to another. Examples include: the components of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue injury?

What is a soft tissue injury?

Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments , tendons and even nerves if passing through that area. It is a colloquial term rather than a specific medical term that would accurately describe an injury. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue lesion?

What is a soft tissue lesion?

Soft tissue: soft tissue lesion is something that normally does not belong at that location but its exact etiology is not known. Usually a persistent lesion will warrant an excision or biopsy to establish its cellular nature ...Read more

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Should i store my tissue samples?

Should i store my tissue samples?

Unclear question: Did you remove any tissue from your body yourself? If you did it not a good thing and you should see your doctor. If a doctor removed any tissues, those should have been sent a pathologists for examination for abnormalities. ...Read more

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What will help a ?Soft tissue injury?

What will help a ?Soft tissue injury?

Rest: Most soft tissue injuries heal with rest and immobilization. After the pain resolves, stretch and exercise. ...Read more

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Is petit mal cause by abnormal tissue.

Is petit mal cause by abnormal tissue.

It is unlikely: Petit mal or absence phenomena , with EEG changes of wave-spike 3 times per minute are usually a relatively non-progressive specific brain irregular activity. It is not the common manifestation of tumors, ischemia, or masses in the brain tissue. It is not a degenerative disease. The treatment options are quite successful. ...Read more

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What is organ and tissue donation like?

What is organ and tissue donation like?

An operation: The process of removing organs and tissues for transplant is carried out like any other operation. The donors are treated with respect and covered in the same manner as any other surgical patient. The surgical team removing the organs commonly has mixed feelings of happiness and sadness thoughout the process. ...Read more