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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?

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?

Correct.: In the absence of long standing prior trauma or metabolic disease history, these findings in an otherwise healthy 66 y/o male would most frequently been seen with bone metastasis. ...Read more

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What is the cost of mandible surgery?

What is the cost of mandible surgery?

Varies: Like any other surgery, the cost of mandible surgery can vary according to the procedure, surgeon as well as the facility involved. Your best bet is to consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can the mandible be affected by tumors?

Can the mandible be affected by tumors?

Ye it can be: Almost any part of the body can be affected by cancer. ...Read more

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What causes a Mandible to be Small and weak?

What causes a Mandible to be Small and weak?

Genetics: The reason that patients have a small and weak mandible is usually related to genetics. ...Read more

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What could cause calcifications behind the mandible?

What could cause calcifications behind the mandible?

Calcifications: Calcifications behind the mandible can be due to a few issues but depend on where the calcification is exactly. Is it in the bone, soft tissue or blood vessels: previous infection, inflammatory issue, cancer are possible causes. ...Read more

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What can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

What can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

Few reasons: Some resorption can occur normally; but more resorption can happen due to medical illnesses including cancer. Consult an oral pathologist. ...Read more

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What does "OVERUSE UPTAKE IS NOTED AT BOTH MEDIAL KNEES" mean?

What does "OVERUSE UPTAKE IS NOTED AT BOTH MEDIAL KNEES" mean?

Contrast imaging: 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

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How do you diagnose osteoneucrosis of the maxilla and mandible?

How do you diagnose osteoneucrosis of the maxilla and mandible?

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

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I'm wondering can the lower mandible be advanced without surgery?

I'm wondering can the lower mandible be advanced without surgery?

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

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What is the most common aggressive tumour affecting child mandible 3y?

What is the most common aggressive tumour affecting child mandible 3y?

Mandibular tumors: An osteosarcoma or an ewings tumor are fortunately rare tumors of the mandible in children. ...Read more

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If I had rai uptake scan done 6 months ago, should I have another one done if my symptoms still persist?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Sounds good hands: I think anytime your baby is going to have surgery it's normal to be concern. Sounds like your in good hands and they will be monitoring the right kidney. ...Read more

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What can this mean. ... Fdg uptake in the medistinial Nodes is indeterminate?

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

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What is mandible?

What is mandible?

Lower jaw bone: Your mandible is your lower jaw bone. ...Read more

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How far can I widen my mandible?

How far can I widen my mandible?

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

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Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

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

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What can I eat if I a broken mandible?

What can I eat if I a broken mandible?

Ask your surgeon: There are many kinds of mandible fractures and there are different treatments for each kind. Some need surgery some just a soft diet. Ask your surgeon what is right for you. ...Read more

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How long does a mandible take to heal so you can eat?

How long does a mandible take to heal so you can eat?

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

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What does moderate to severely decreased uptake of the radiopharmaceutical by the inferior-inferolateral wall mean?

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

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What does strong uptake on a bone scan mean?

What does strong uptake on a bone scan mean?

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

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Does a 123 uptake and scan check for cancer?

Does a 123 uptake and scan check for cancer?

Depends: It can be done to assess the functional status of a thyroid nodule and also look for inflammatory diseases in the thyroid. With the known diagnosis of thyroid cancer it can be used to eval the whole body, before and after treatments. ...Read more

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What is the mandible use in regard to the jaw?

What is the mandible use in regard to the jaw?

The jawbone: Is a bone forming the skull with the cranium (TMJ). ...Read more

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Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Many things possible: There are many things that could produce your problem. Infected tooth, infected salivary gland, or some other cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis?

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

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Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Bone density: Increase bone metabolism or increase bone density of the craniomaxillary and mandibular area and sometimes has an influence on cleft lip and cleft palate. ...Read more

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What tumors can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

What tumors can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

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