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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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First ct scan diverticulitis thought he had fistula. Second Ct scan radiologist said no fistula bowel thickening maybe sigmoid abscess ct be wrong?

First ct scan diverticulitis thought he had fistula. Second Ct scan radiologist said no fistula bowel thickening maybe sigmoid abscess  ct be wrong?

Not necessarily: The interpretation of the same ct scan can be changed according to the clinical picture. The clinical picture has support the ct scan and until it would the reading of the ct scan can change. So, it is a fluid situation , it is not rigid. Reading of the ct has to match the clinical condition of the person. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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First ct scan showed diverticulitis with possible fistula. Second Ct scan no fistula possible abscess can scan be wrong again? Bowel thickening no sym

First ct scan showed diverticulitis with possible fistula. Second Ct scan no fistula possible abscess can scan be wrong again? Bowel thickening no sym

I'm afraid: that the first may have been a situation leading to the second ct scan result. the fistula has closed leaving an abscess "in its wake"......check this out ASAP with your GI doc for possible surgical referral.. Hope this helps and good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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If CT shows perforated bowel , multiple air pockets, abscess's and large fluid collection in pelvic area, Can the CT be wrong ?

Unlikely: Dangerous set of circumstances!, Get drained and diverted --- General surgery or possibly interventional radiology or both!left or right colon perforation, or appendiceal abscess if on right. ...Read more

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CT show rectum perforatd,abscess's large fluid colection,Chest xray show lung infection,develps sepsis treatd as chest infection? why not blame pelvis

CT show rectum perforatd,abscess's large fluid colection,Chest xray show lung infection,develps sepsis treatd as chest infection? why not blame pelvis

Good Question: This is complex and should be reserved for discussion with u'r doctor or doctors who treated u. Certainly a perforated rectum is an emergency and can cause sepsis, but again, there seems to be a few things happening that make this more complex and not so appropriate for this type of forum . ...Read more

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Sonogram shows 2.2cm, (2) 1cm in neck lymph's. CT contrast scan doesn't identify lymph's. I'm told its inflammation. CT does not pick up inflammation?

CT can: identify soft tissue inflammation, and can identify lymph nodes. Hard to speculate as to why the CT scan didn't show the lymph nodes, but I suspect if they looked normal the radiologist decided not to mention them. The only way to be certain is to have the radiologist look at the CT and ultrasound side by side and reconcile the discrepancy. ...Read more

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CT shows thickening of the peritoneal reflections? Dr didn't mention anything. CT was done for perirectal abcess.

CT shows thickening of the peritoneal reflections? Dr didn't mention anything. CT was done for perirectal abcess.

Peritoneal lining: The peritoneum is a thin cellular lining that lines the inner abdominal wall and all of the organs and bowel loops within the abdomen and pelvis. It can become thickened for a variety of reasons, such as related to infection, inflammation, fibrosis, infarction, trauma, response to medication or chemotherapy, or cancer. The CT appearance of thickened peritoneal reflections by itself is nonspecific. ...Read more

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CT scan shows I have a cystic teratoma/dermoid cyst with an additional 3.5 cm rounded fluid attenuation mass within R pelvis abutting the above mass.

Sorry to hear it. Q?: I'm sorry to hear the scan report. It seems like you could use some support in making sense of all this. Most importantly, do you have symptoms? I don't see a question posed, so please specify what is worrying you about the CT scan report. A teratoma is a (usually) benign tumor or growth. Fluid around the teratoma ("abutting the mass") is not unusual, & could also be b9. TTYD or use HealthTap Pr ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. However, many physicians will use both approaches to try to clear an abscess. ...Read more

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Will hematoma caused by MRI guided breast biopsy limit post biopsy sono or MRI image if suspicious area is very large would sono work inspite of hemat?

Will hematoma caused by MRI guided breast biopsy limit post biopsy sono or MRI image if suspicious area is very large would sono work inspite of hemat?

What is the reason: to look for the lesion on ultrasound after the biopsy? There should have been an ultrasound correlation prior to the MRI biopsy. Yes, the hematoma can limit a post biopsy ultrasound. If ultrasound is necessary, it might be best to wait a couple of weeks so the hematoma can resolve. ...Read more

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Male 32,Abdominal CT shows Shotty mesenteric & periaortic Lymph node likely reactive.multiple SB transient intussusception before,can it be cancer?

No: doesn't sound like, however the explanation of the CT findings should be in context with the clinical picture, hence the ordering physician would be able to explain better, best wishes ...Read more

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My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

Probably: Prior allergy history? Family history? Other illnesses. Sound like large polyps, unlikely malignant but may be! May need open surgery. ...Read more

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Liver cyst on CT scan need biopsy?

Liver cyst on CT scan need biopsy?

Almost certainly not: Provided it is a 'simple cyst' which is a fluid filled sac. Sometimes if there is debris or septations as cyst may be aspirated. If you are asymptomatic and the lesion is a simple cyst, it's best left alone. ...Read more

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6/2014 sonogram showed 1.7 x 1.0 cm hypoechoic lesion in superior R lobe of liver-cannot be confirmed to reflect a simple cyst. Need follow-up?

6/2014 sonogram showed 1.7 x 1.0 cm hypoechoic lesion in superior R lobe of liver-cannot be confirmed to reflect a simple cyst. Need follow-up?

No, not simple cyst: Everyone can have 1 or 2 "simple" cysts in the liver & live a long, full life. If it is confirmed to be a simple cyst, & you have no other symptoms or conditions that explain its presence, then there's no need for follow-up. Chances are you will have it for the rest of your life & it will not cause any problems. Thanks for your question & thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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37, CT shows R adnexa clustered cysts or multiseptated cystic lesion. 2.9 x 2.3 x 3.4 cm. No pain. Ct done unrelated reasons-should I get ultrasound?

Obgyn evaluation: Have your obgyn evaluate the CT scan report. They may want to consider a pelvic ultrasound depending on how the CT scan report fits in to your unique individual situation ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Abscess (Definition)

Painful swollen ...Read more