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Doctor insights on: Ct Guided Drainage Retroperitoneal Abscess

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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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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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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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...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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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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Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. They wrote multiple non enlarged retro peritoneal lymph nodes visualized. Is it normal to see them on ct?

Yes,: lymph nodes are normal structures. If they are normal in shape and size, there is generally nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst & retroperitoneal adenopathy on CT scan. What is survival time?

Depends: Survival time will depend upon what the diagnosis is. The ovarian cyst and the enlarged lymph nodes may be unrelated to each other. You need further evaluation and biopsy of the enlarged lymph nodes if appropriate. ...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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Ct and/pelvis contrast for lymphadenopathy. multiple non enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes visualized. Do you always see these nodes on ct? Normal?

These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes can pop in and out, without rhyme or reason. The existence of CHRONICALLY enlarging lymph nodes would be a red flag. Periodic followup CTs at intervals of 3 or 6 months would be recommended here. ...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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Lung tumor CT scan with or without contrast?

Lung tumor CT scan with or without contrast?

Either: I usually do them without so I don't expose the patient to the contrast, which can injure kidneys. However, if the tumor is close to the mediastinum, I usually do order it with contrast because it's often difficult to tell the various structures apart without it. It also helps to identify lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?

Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?

Usually not: Typically no - these are usually normal findings. But it depends on the whole clinical picture - only your doctor can decide if follow up is needed. ...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

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)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more