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A CT scan showed a solitary thyroid nodule and a solitary nodule in my upper lung. Are these often related?

A CT scan showed a solitary thyroid nodule and a solitary nodule in my upper lung. Are these often related?

No: This association would be very uncommon. They are likely unrelated. Your doctor should be able to advise you on the risk of cancer of these two nodules. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Scan says enlarged thyroid more to right with multipal isoechoic/spongy nodules largest 1.8x1.4cm with central cystic area an peripheral vascularity??

Thyroid: Thyroid are very common and can be found on exam of the neck, US or CT scan. Depending on the number of nodules, size of the nodules and any underlying thyroid disease would dictate what further work-up is needed. For larger nodules a needle biopsy with the possibility of surgical removal may be recommended. ...Read more

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Just had a ct scan done with contrast it showed left adrenal adenoma 1.7 cm. small renal hypodensities left kidney. 1cmcomplex cyst left kidney should I be worried?

Just had a ct scan done with contrast it showed left adrenal adenoma 1.7 cm. small renal hypodensities left kidney. 1cmcomplex cyst left kidney should I be worried?

Likely no, but..: What you report are largely seen incidental findings but a few loose ends here should be addressed to make sure there is nothing more insidious ie.. how complex exactly is that left renal cyst? also, an adrenal adenoma cannot be definitely diagnosis on a contrast enhanced scan unless a very specific protocol was followed. Feel free to schedule a consult and we can review your CT and the details. ...Read more

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My xray highlights a discrete left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

My xray highlights a discrete  left renal pelvicalyceal ectasia not associated with urolithiasis?

Likely insignificant: Depends on degree of pelvi-calyceal ectasia. No problem if mild or moderate, but might require further investigation if this is in fact moderate or severe hydronephrosis (swelling containing urine). Some radiologists use these terms interchangeably. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Speak with your doc: Adrenal gland nodules are very common and frequently are benign meaning they cause no harm. "incidentalomas" may have certain characteristics on an MRI that indicate they are benign. Additionally, blood tests may be warranted elucidate what type of nodule you have. This is nothing to worry about but definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?

Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?

This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Incidentalomas: So they were present on the ct, but not present on the mri? These scanning techniques are sooooo sensitive, they pick up these tiny "warts" in glands, which often have no significance. This is probably nothing, but talk to your doctor. Assuming these things are not secreting any hormones, your doc may want to get another picture in 1 yr to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more

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On a CT with contrast of Abd/Pelvis it say "Hypodensity in the pancreatic head may represent IPMN or small pseudocyst. Slightly prominent pancreatic ?

On a CT with contrast of Abd/Pelvis it say "Hypodensity in the pancreatic head may represent IPMN or small pseudocyst. Slightly prominent pancreatic ?

Need more info: Would need more information to answer this. Why was the CT scan being performed? Pain? Pancreatitis? Some radiology findings are just incidental and have no clinical meaning. Ask your doctor who ordered the test if there is a concern for you. May need to see a GI specialist for endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas. ...Read more

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On a CT with contrast of Abd/Pelvis it say "Hypodensity in the pancreatic head may represent IPMN or small pseudocyst. Slightly prominent pancreatic ?

On a CT with contrast of Abd/Pelvis it say "Hypodensity in the pancreatic head may represent IPMN or small pseudocyst. Slightly prominent pancreatic ?

See provider: The possibility of an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in your pancreas means you should follow up with your health care provider to continue looking into possibly further evaluating the abnormality seen on your MRI. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast detect micronodular adrenal adenomas? What's the false negative possibilities?

Adrenal adenomas: With most gland problems, first figure out if the hormones are elevated. If so, THEN go looking for the tumor. This is because all glands form nodules, but these nodules often have no consequence. If you have a hormone elevation (Cushings, pheo, aldosteronoma) and the source is the adrenal, the CT will almost always find it. But this is complicated. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a ovoid hypodense mass in ovarian? & 1.4 cm ovoid hypodense anteriorly ajencent to fissure not seen in prior exam liver. These are CT findings

Ovoid refers to the: shape (oval). Hypodense means "not solid". We usually refer to these as "cysts." Cysts may be empty or fluid-filled. They are generally benign (not cancerous or dangerous). Keep in mind that the liver cyst is small, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Of course you should get more info from your doctor but most likely you'll get good news. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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My fna biopsy showed papillary thyroid cancer. The left andright nodules are 5mm and 7mm. A us of left nodule shows likely capsular invasion. Can metastasis happen?

My fna biopsy showed papillary thyroid cancer. The left andright nodules are 5mm and 7mm. A us of left nodule shows likely capsular invasion. Can metastasis happen?

Common: Papillary thyroid cancers commonly metastasize to neck lymph nodes, but these tend to be less significant than they are for other types of cancer. Papillary thyroid cancer, with or without meatastasis, has an excellent prognosis with proper surgical treatment. ...Read more

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CT scan showed 0.7cm sub pleural noncalcified nodule along left hemidiaphragm. Should I monitor with normal CTs in 2-3 months or PET scan now?

CT scan showed 0.7cm sub pleural noncalcified nodule along left hemidiaphragm. Should I monitor with normal CTs in 2-3 months or PET scan now?

PET/CT: I favor a PET/CT in view of its sensitivity. The nodule is large enough for modern scanners to detect any increase in activity. Also the entire body can be checked for any abnormal activity. Best wishes ...Read more

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I found a MRI showed multiloculated cystic structure of unknown eitology within the left kidney hilar region. could this be malignant?

I found a MRI showed multiloculated cystic structure of unknown eitology within the left kidney hilar region. could this be malignant?

Without knowing: any of the details, it is tough to say, but it is possible to have a cystic neoplasm. Sounds like it may need further evaluation. Speak with your doctor about next steps. ...Read more

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Would an adrenal gland tumor show up on a contrast CT or abdominal ultrasound?

Would an adrenal gland tumor show up on a contrast CT or abdominal ultrasound?

Adrenal tumors: Abdominal US may be limited in terms of depth resolution, depending on the areas scanned, and is less sensitive for adrenal tumors. CT scanning is quite sensitive for adrenal enlargement, and frequently detects tumors of the adrenal that are not clinically significant. Contrast may help differentiate some features of such tumors. ...Read more

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In CT Scan report : Few small subcentimeter sized mildly enhancing mesenteric and para-aortic lymphnodes are noted. Is this cause to cancer?

CT nodes: A PET CT study would give more information relative to the nature of the nodes;if enlarging and if associated with other signs & symptoms or high metabolic index one would be worried,would need tissue for confirmation ...Read more