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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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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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Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?

Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?

NO: Of course, if you have reasons for thrombosis, or bad head trauma, you, like others could have such issues, but so far, you provide no reason to worry. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows as 'bilateral fronto ethimoid and maxillary sinus ' how it can be cured thru medicine or by operating?

Try medicine first: This ct shows probable infection in the sinuses (i say "probable" because you didn't include the whole report). This can usually be treated with medicines- antibiotics before you would consider surgery. You should see your primary doctor for help with this, and then an ENT doctor if medicine is not helping. ...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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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?

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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1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?

1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?

Go back to gp: You have a significant history of trauma with a compression injury. You have an area that is painful. Your gp thought it was a knot but message did not help. If you had a ct scan with your old injury ask your gp to have it re-read. Otherwise ask your gp to re-evaluate. Be well. ...Read more

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Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local one?!?

Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local  one?!?

Local: These abscesses can be drained in a doctor's office or immediate care with local anesthesia unless they are very extensive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will CT scan showed a soft tissue swelling in throat, could it be cancer?

Yes it will help: You need to show it to your doctor or go see an ENT specialist who can examine this swelling. A ct can be a confirmatory test which you doctor will order if needed. ...Read more

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Can you see a carotid artery aneurysm on a neck ct scan with contrast?

Yes : Yes, if the CT protocol is correct and you are talking about IV contrast and especially if you are talking about a CT angiogram (CTA). A carotid duplex ultrasound would also show it without radiation. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...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


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal collection of blood under the skin or other bodily surface, outside ...Read more