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Will a small permanent retainer (2 front teeth) interfere with a head MRI image?

Will a small permanent retainer (2 front teeth) interfere with a head MRI image?

Doubtful: Many adults who have mris have dental restorations with metals in them. They are not removed during imaging as it is for soft tissues. ...Read more

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Could a MRI scan show up munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Could a MRI scan show up munchausen syndrome by proxy?

No: But an MRI might be one of the methods used to help rule out other types of illnesses in a case where munchhausen's by proxy is suspected. ...Read more

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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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Can amalgams in teeth cause myelodysplastic syndrome???

Can amalgams in teeth cause myelodysplastic syndrome???

No: The simple answer is no. To my knowledge, there has never been any study to show that link, and in fact, your question is the first time in my lifetime that I have even had the question asked or link suggested. See: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/myelodysplasticsyndrome/ ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Not really: lynch syndrome is an inherited disease that will cause polyps that will led to camper Tubular adenoidal is a condition cam happen with or without lynch syndrome ...Read more

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What is better, false teeth or retainer?

What is better, false teeth or retainer?

Confused: A retainer is an appliance (fixed or removal) that retains or holds teeth in position so that they do not move following orthodontic treatment. "false teeth" is a term used to refer to any number of removal or fixed prostheses to replace missing teeth (such as partial or full dentures). What is better? Your own natural teeth. Do whatever you can to save them and keep them healthy. ...Read more

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What causes dysynchronious right (morphological ) contraction in cc-tga with added lesions (sub-ps, systemic tv regurg +small extras), dual pm also.?

What causes dysynchronious  right (morphological ) contraction in cc-tga with added lesions (sub-ps, systemic tv regurg +small extras), dual pm also.?

Technical question: From the question, it sounds like this is the result of a recent study. It would be best to bring up these questions with your physician who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension. ?

Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension. ?

Hepatologist: The findings are consistent with a fatty liver and a hepatologist or gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you as well as order any other appropriate testing. Fatty livers are taken quite seriously and efforts to prevent liver damage are important. ...Read more

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What's the relation or connection between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

What's the relation or connection between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

Relationship: There is no relation between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and your renal utz findings. You will need to see nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc) to see what your kidney function is. Remember, utz findings are subjective and a cc is an objective finding of your renal function. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between dental e-dentulous and dentulous trays?

How can I differentiate between dental e-dentulous and dentulous trays?

Shape: Edentulous trays look, well, like the inside of a denture. The tissue facing side is rounded. Dentulous trays are more rectangular in shape and allow for the height of teeth in their structure. They less closely resemble the shape of a dental arch without teeth. Combo trays also exist for impressions of arches that are missing some but not all teeth. ...Read more

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What is tubular sclerosis (or tuberous sclerosis)?

What is tubular sclerosis (or tuberous sclerosis)?

Neurological disorde: Tuberous sclerosis is a disorder involving brain structure, skin manifestations and cognitive function. Brain malformations called tubers are characteristic. Skin abnormalities of sebaceous adenomas and subungual fibromas. See a neurologist for more information. ...Read more

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Out of tubular fluid to medulla at collecting and distal duct to create a hyperosmolarity condition, what does this mean?

Out of tubular fluid to medulla at collecting and distal duct to create a hyperosmolarity condition, what does this mean?

Urine concentration: It is the kidney's way of conserving water and making urine more concentrated than the glomerular filtrate. ...Read more

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Why are proximal tubular cells not affected in chronic renal failure and thereby not causing glucosuria?

Why are proximal tubular cells not affected in chronic renal failure and thereby not causing glucosuria?

Good question: Chronic renal disease is most often caused by damage to the blood vessels or the glomeruli / filters, leaving the proximal tubular cells able to work on however much filtrate is present. ...Read more

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What's tubular breast deformity?

What's tubular breast deformity?

It is correctable : Tubular or "tuberous" breast deformity is not uncommon. The breast develops typically with a narrow, constricted base, a high and tight lower breast fold and a large protruding areola. Correction should address all of these areas typically by releasing the tissues, placing an implant and modifying the nipple and areola with reduction and/or lifting. Sometimes a staged procedure is indicated. ...Read more

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Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Medullary: nephrocalcinosis refers to deposition of calcium salts in the medulla of the kidney. They are like tiny stones. There are many causes, including medullary sponge kidney, hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, milk alkali syndrome, renal tubular acidosis, Cushings, hyperuricemia, and more. So you need to discuss the results with your doctor to determine what it might mean in your case. ...Read more