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Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with thyroid disease or diabetes, so you should be worked up for those conditions by your doctor. Otherwise, it is benign and of only cosmetic concern. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies are described. ...Read more
What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?
Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LICHEN PLANUS PLUS?: ITS LIKE WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLES AND ORANGES? THEY ARE BOTH FRUIT THEY ALSO ARE SKIN DISORDERS. LETS CALL LICHEN PLANUS -- LP LETS CALL GRANULOMA --GA LP CAN BE VERY ITCHY GA DOESNT ITCH NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT CAUSES GA. LP CAN BE CAUSED BY CERTAIN MEDICATIONS. THEY LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. LP CAN OCCUR IN THE MOUTH GA OCCURS ONLY ON THE SKIN THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS. ...Read more
Please help..Thoracic foraminal stenosis, hemangioma within t5, c6/c7 disc anteriorally touch cord lft vent nerve displace v.E narrowing.
Pplease see below: Please be more specific. What are your symptoms? ...Read more
What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?
Disc bulge: It sounds like a description by a radiologist after MRI showing degeneration of a disk, with bulging of the outer part of the disc, similar to a jelly filled donut. The protrusion usually means that some of the jelly is almost protruding or coming out through the outer part of the donut (or disk in this case). This could be a source of low back pain, or leg pain if the bulging is close to a nerv ...Read more
MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. foraminal narrowing". What it mean?
Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...Read more
Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?
Varied possibilities: These findings suggest several possible entities.Based on this description of biopsy findings diagnoses including connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus may be considered, as well as a drug reaction. However, the only way to accurately make a diagnosis is to correlate the biopsy findings with the clinical presentation and other symptoms a patient may be having. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Derm biopsy report: mild vacuolar dermatitis with scattered papillary dermal
interstitial eosinophils and perivascular lymphocytes. What does it mean?
Can lumbar spondylolisthesis & L4 bilateral pars defect w/ mild neural foramina stenosis cause tiny focal lesions in brain or is it 2 diff things?
Different things: Those are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
C3-c4c4-c5 left paracentral osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac no foraminal stenosis. c5-c6 central osteochondral bar indenting thecal sac. means?
Spinal stenosis: That is another way to describe a condition known as spinal stenosis. One way to say it is that you have developed some bone spurs (oseochondral bars) that are narrowing (narrowing equals stenosis) the central part of the nerve canal but not the for amen. I would discuss your findings and treatment options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?
Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI findings you cited.These include bulging of the cushions or discs, protrusion of disc material into the center of the spine and sides and thickening of some of the compressed ligaments. Thus extension based exercise & core strengthening are advised. ...Read more
Lrg central disc extrusion c/3 c/4 extending posterior to c/3 vertebral body & indenting ventral aspect of cerv cord. How serious is this?
Symptoms?: depends on symptoms if this is accompanied with neurologic symptoms it should be corrected ...Read more
Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?
Typo: This is probably a secretarial error for "calcified granuloma with focal caseation". ...Read more
Explained below: There is a collection of fluid in an estimated small amount around your lung. On the left there is most likely a focal area of scar connecting the lining of the lung called the pleura with the diaphragm. Did you have an empyema? An infection in the pleural space and/or a chest tube placed? ...Read more
My 5 year old has something on his foot. Seen by a dermatologist 2 years ago and told it was granuloma annulares. I treated it as ringworm for months. Appearance totally changed in past weeks - dermatologists first availability Nov.
Consult indicated: Rashes certainly can be challenging especially when they are on our children. If the rash has changed it will be a good idea for someone to take a good look at it to see the nature of the rash itself. You may not want to wait until Nov. I suggest you see your primary care provider or do a virtual consult with one of our doctors here at HealthTap. Rashes do change over time. ...Read more
Small nodule: Doctors use the word "granuloma" in different ways. Pathologists may be the most precise in their use. It's basically a collection immune cells (macrophages) that are in a tight knit ball - could be either from an infection or not. There may be some necrosis in the granuloma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign mass: In a granuloma, a group of macrophages (scavenger cells) stick tightly together to wall something off. It's the basis of the normal response to many things, from tuberculosis to a splinter to an ingrown hair. A calcified, stable nodule on your chest x-ray is likely an old granuloma; most of us here in kansas have one from meeting histoplasmosis. They're seen in many forms in many illnesses. ...Read more
A term used to: Describe a collection of inflammatory cells and most commonly caused by an infection of tissue. Granulomas are commonly found in the lung tissue which most of the time is the result of fungal infection. There are different types of granulomas depending on which tissue they develop in and what infection caused the formation of granulomas. Overall, they are considered benign lesions. ...Read more
Hard in the middle: Granuloma is body defense mechanism response to an antigen which cannot be dealth with. Usually this response is by fibroblasts, macrophages and some inflammatory cells and is like a firm ball, in the center of which is trapped antigen. This is in contrast with caseating granuloma in which there is necrosis in the middle of this ball. This usually formed in tb. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Depends: That depends to where is the site of granuloma and what kind would that be?! for instance if it is in the lung and caseating form you should role out tb. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Franklins: juvenile xanthogranuloma is a self limited skin disorder. Mainly affects infants and small children consists of tan colored firm slightly raised papulonodules several mm in diameter. Treatment varies depending upon location from topical to intralesional steroids surgical removal use of radiotherapy ...Read more
Ganuloma annulare: Its usually self limited ganulomatous skin problem. Grows slowly tend not be symptomatic. Duration variable, maybe 1/2 pts clear up about 2 yrs.. Make suture dr. Makes diagnosis as can be mistaken ringworm and mistreated.Most treatment symptomatic. Dermatology fraught with musteries. Could be immune system, or geinetic! don't know for sure. But it is benign if diagnosis accurate. ...Read more
My son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream. What cream?
How old: is your son and where is the granuloma? Most of the time a granuloma is destroyed by cauterization with silver nitrate or a similar substance. If your son is an infant, this is the technique used. Aldera (imiquimoid) may be the cream regerred to. Granuloma annulare, another type of lesion with similar name is treated with steroid creams or ointments as one method ...Read more
I have a stitch granuloma. Need to have it cauterised and burnt off. will it recur,what happens after theatre?
Resolves: Usually when you develop a granuloma like this, cauterizing it will resolve the problem. The cautery will destroy the granuloma and cause and wound that will hopefully heal with normal scar tissue. Occasionally granulomas recurr and have to be treated again with cautery or excision. Good luck. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has a granuloma and I was told 3 weeks ago I have to get it frozen off with a cream.i took him to the?
Granuloma on toe: It is common to see granuloma around nail folds , especially in people with ingrown toenails, as this is the way the body reacts . When you removed the ingrown toenail you would removed this granular tissue. ...Read more
Tissue overgrowth: A pyogenic granuloma occurs after an injury or trauma. This is part of the body's healing response. The granulation tissue grows quickly to cover the area of injury and will usually be covered by epithelial tissue (skin). Sometimes this balance is thrown off and the tissue grows to quickly or the skin grows to slowly. To treat this problem, the granuloma is removed and the skin is sutured closed. ...Read more