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Focal Uptake In Mandible
Abnormal focal osseous uptakes are identified in the right proximal clavicle and the right scapula with corresponding osteolytic and blastic findings on CT are consistent with metastatic disease. Cancer?
I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee.
The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) that was filled with the contrast material and that how it is shown on the image.
Probably the defect is secondary to overuse of the knee. ...Read more
Bone infection: Osteonecrosis of the maxilla or mandible is a site of infection of the bone. It can be an area were a tooth has been removed and new bone never filled in the site and the area remained open allowing bacteria to get into the site. This is something that dentist must be aware of in women who have taken med's for bone density (bio phosphates). These areas after tooth is removed likely to dev osteone. ...Read more
Unlikely at age 35: At the age of 35, mandibular advancement is not an option without some type of surgical intervention. During early childhood, some mandibular growth can be stimulated and/or directed with special dentofacial appliances under the care of an orthodontist. ...Read more
If I had rai uptake scan done 6 months ago, should I have another one done if my symptoms still persist?
Depends: Usually radioiodine uptake and scan are performed for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Medications are usually prescribed for these diseaes. Radioiodine therapy is sometimes used for hyperthyroidism. Unless your physician feels because of therapy issues or change in symptoms, the test is not usually repeated on regular basis. If following thyroid cancer, that scan is done for surveillance. ...Read more
I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?
Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level. Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you ...Read more
Infant with bilateral upj. Severe in left, mild in right. 15/85 function per mag3 scan. Right function now affected (uptake, excretion). Surgery likely for left. How to handle right? Worrisome?
Yes: Some people suffer from that from dental abcess. ...Read more
Uncertainty: When a test result comes back as indeterminate, it means "inconclusive." In other words, the degree of uptake into the mediastinal nodes was neither conclusively normal nor abnormal Therefore the conclusion is uncertain or indeterminate. It seems unfair to put you in this medical limbo but your doctor can do further tests to ascertain if the lymph nodes are overactive metabolically. ...Read more
Unclear: Your question is a little confusing to me. Unless you have a special kind of mandibular distraction surgery, you really can't make the mandible wider. If you mean widening the opening of the mouth, that varies on your jaw joints and the surrounding muscles. Maybe you could try to re-word your question. ...Read more
Undesirable habit: Thrusting the jaw forward forces the TMJs out of their sockets. When the jaw is placed in a forward position, undesirable tension in the submandibular region (lateral pterigoid muscle) See an Orofacial Pain practitioner for habit evaluation and any underlying psychological or emotional cause for this excessive tension. ...Read more
Depends on fracture: Severe fractures may take 6-8 weeks to fully heal and some even need to have the upper and lower teeth wired or elastic banded together. So what and when can you eat all depends on the injury. Ask your surgeon what's appropriate. ...Read more
What does moderate to severely decreased uptake of the radiopharmaceutical by the inferior-inferolateral wall mean?
Risk for MI.: This seems to suggest that the defined areas of the heart are at risk for damage. This seems to suggest that a blockage exists to the blood flow to those parts of the heart, which can lead to a heart attack. This needs to be investigated further and treated. You need an angiogram. ...Read more
Increased activity: Strong uptake on bone scan means increased metabolic bone activity. This could indicate inflammation, fracture, infection, and/or bone tumor. These results usually are considered in the face of plain x-rays and exam to determine the diagnosis. Sometimes mri/ct scan are also needed. ...Read more
Continuity?: Ask to an infectious disease specialist. Maybe continuity with the teeth and dental abscesses which are close to it. Other reason may be the structure of the bone at the jaw. Pts. On chemotherapy receiving medications for osteoporosis i.e. Alendronate have a particular weak structure of the bone there. ...Read more
Many: Any odontogenic, non-odontogenic, benign or malignant tumor can cause bone resorption of the jaw. You need to see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon to have appropriate x-rays done and more than likely a biopsy to determine exactly what the problem is and what treatment you need. ...Read more
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