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What is an optic lesion?

What is an optic lesion?

Disease of the eye: There are many 'lesions' affecting the vision and optics of the eye. Ophthalmologists speak of optic disease mostly when referring to the optic nerve. That can be damaged by trauma, multiple sclerosis, tumors, and some other rare conditions. Check with the doctor who used this term and see where your optic lesion is located and what that means for you. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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What is an ovarian lesion?

What is an ovarian lesion?

It is: an as yet undefined abnormality of the ovary which may require further imaging or biopsy to diagnose accurately, ...Read more

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What is pedunculated lesion?

What is pedunculated lesion?

On a stalk: Pedunculated lesions (in the colon, on the skin, etc) are growths (either benign or malignant) that stick out from the surface ( ie they are on a stalk). This contrasts with growths that are flat on the surface of the skin or membrane. ...Read more

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What is a lesion on the liver?

What is a lesion on the liver?

Several possiblities: Ranging from benign, to a lesion that needs monitoring (repeat imaging in 3 to 6 months), to lesions that need biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. Okay to discuss with the doc who obtained the imaging. Many liver lesions are picked up "incidentally" when imaging is obtained for other reasons. However, even if you are without symptoms, okay to ask your doc. ...Read more

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What is a pedunculated lesion?

What is a pedunculated lesion?

Usually refers: To a polyps that has a stalk similar to a mushroom in appearance. ...Read more

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What is a periportal cyctic lesion?

What is a periportal cyctic lesion?

Portal veins: The portal veins are around the liver so a periportal cystic lesion is a cyst near those veins. Cysts are fluid filled sacs that can occur anywhere in the body and they are usually a benign finding and are not concerning. ...Read more

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Could a lesion in within the right media?

Could a lesion in within the right media?

Media?: What do you mean by media. Please refrase your question. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion ?

How dangerous is a supurating skin lesion
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It depends...: On the cause! both infectious and inflammatory conditions cause these. Talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist to determine what you have, then you will be better able to know how to treat it! ...Read more

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Is a kidney lesion something to worry about?

Is a kidney lesion something to worry about?

Depends.: Some lesions are benign, some malignant, and many unknown until treatment or a biopsy is performed. Many tumors, cysts, or kidney stones that are benign do not need treatment, and may be observed. Some benign lesions can enlarge in size to later cause problems, and require treatment though they are not cancerous. And malignant lesions should be treated by an experienced urologist. ...Read more